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Michael Appel ( Class of 2013)

Hometown: Coralville, Iowa

Undergraduate school and major: B.S., Political Science

Extra-curricular or co-curricular activities in which you were involved during law school:

President, Graduate and Professional Student Government

Vice President, Graduate and Professional Student Government

Moot Court Board, Academic Director

Current employer:



San Francisco, CA

Job title:


Previous positions:

Senior Associate Director, APCO Worldwide

Associate, Crowell & Moring LLP

Description of what you do:

I am on the Corporate Communications team and focus on crisis management, crisis preparation, and public policy matters.

Your favorite part of your job:

I really enjoy working at a company that has a substantial impact on our lives and, at the same time, is always looking for more ways to be helpful.

Your interests outside of work:

Exploring the Bay Area

Traveling - seeing friends, family, and finding new places to visit


What is your favorite movie:

So many! A go-to of mine is: The Devil Wears Prada

What advice do you have for success in summer positions:

Be available, be responsive, ask questions, and deliver high-quality work.