Melissa advises clients in the technology and life sciences industries on a broad variety of litigation matters.
Before joining Fenwick, Melissa was a staff attorney at an international law firm, where she advised a global social media company on litigation and regulatory matters. Prior to that, she served as general counsel and head of human resources at Maverick, a next generation social network, where she handled day-to-day legal affairs for the startup, including commercial, employment, operational and talent agreements.
Melissa has an active pro bono practice. She is a volunteer mediator for Orange Country Human Resources and Centinela Youth Services, and recently served as a volunteer for Vote Save America and National Poll Worker Recruitment.
Education & Admissions
J.D., cum laude, Fordham University School of Law
Order of the Coif
Editor, Fordham Law Review
B.A., cum laude, History
Admitted to practice in California and New York