Michele Joo Shank

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Senior Assistant General Counsel


  • Impact Investing
  • Operations

Economic Mobility, Children & Families, Education

Michele Joo Shank is Senior Assistant General Counsel at Social Finance focusing on impact investments. She leads and supports the negotiation and drafting of Pay For Success project documentation and works with state and local governments, institutional and philanthropic investors, and nonprofit service providers to implement outcome-based financing initiatives, including Career Impact Bonds, Pay It Forward Funds and the Google Career Certificates Fund.

Prior to Social Finance, Michele was a private equity attorney focusing on mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, financings, growth equity investments, and general corporate matters at several AmLaw 20 firms. More recently, she was a diversity, equity, & inclusion professional at Goodwin Procter LLP.

Michele graduated cum laude with a J.D. from Howard University School of School of Law and holds a B.A. in English Literature from Barnard College of Columbia University.