Melissa is an associate in the firm's Pittsburgh office who focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and disputes, class action defense, and arbitration. Melissa has experience working on a wide range of litigation matters and extensive experience litigating class actions on behalf of defendants, including in breach of contract and antitrust class actions in federal court. Melissa’s litigation and class action work experience includes significant briefing on class certification issues, motions practice, preparing witnesses for depositions, taking depositions, and leading and managing complex fact discovery and E-discovery matters. She also has federal jury trial experience.
In addition to her core practices, Melissa maintains an active pro bono practice.
Prior to joining the firm, Melissa was an associate at an international law firm in Washington, D.C., where her practice was focused on complex commercial disputes and class action defense. Prior to law school, Melissa was a Management Associate at Bridgewater Associates in Westport, CT.