Michelle Deakin

Chief Communications Officer

Michelle Bates Deakin joined NCLC as Chief Communications Officer in 2022. Prior to NCLC, she served as Director of Communications at the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation and as Managing Director of Media Relations and Public Information at Harvard Law School. Her career in strategic communications and journalism has focused on legal issues and social justice. She is the author of two books about social action and same-sex marriage. Michelle is a graduate of Williams College.