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Michelle M. Aurich is a senior associate with WithumSmith+Brown P.C.
in Princeton, New Jersey. Her
experience includes traditional
accounting, audit and tax services
for closely held businesses, forensic
accounting for insolvent and bankrupt
business entities and individuals,
auditing employee benefit plans for
publicly traded companies, and a
variety of other financial matters.
Aurich holds a bachelor’s degree in
accounting from Rutgers University
and is a member of the TMA New
Jersey Chapter, the International
Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring
Confederation (I WIRC), the American
Bankruptcy Institute, the New Jersey
Society of Certified Public Accountants,
and the American Institute of Certified
Public Accountants. For the past seven
years, she also has been a member of
the Philadelphia Eagles’ Cheerleaders.
Q How did you gravitate into turnaround and
AURICH I think it was just a matter of
being in the right place at the right time.
I had interned at WithumSmith+Brown,
where I currently work, the spring before
I was hired to work full time. There was
an opportunity involving a bankruptcy
client of the firm and they needed some
more hands on deck, so they pulled me
in a couple of months before I was
supposed to start. That was my first real
case and my first real-world experience
after being an intern.
MICHELLE M. AURICH
A CHEERFUL ACCOUNTANT