Profile

Melissa brings her experience in analyzing constitutional legal issues and promoting policy changes to assist a diverse range of clients by advocating for and counseling them throughout all phases of civil litigation in state and federal courts.

As part of the litigation team at Bond, Melissa is skilled in researching and analyzing complex legal issues, drafting motions, and engaging in discovery. 

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  • New York State Bar Association
  • Central New York Women’s Bar Association
  • Northern District of New York Federal Bar Association
  • Editor-in-Chief, The George Washington International Law Review, Volume 50
  • Recipient, Dean Alan Morrison Public Interest Scholarship 
  • Recipient, The Harris Y. Cotton Memorial Scholarship, Awarded by the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey Foundation
  • Thurgood Marshall Scholar, The George Washington University Law School
  • Member, Legal Redress Committee for the Syracuse Chapter of the NAACP

  • "Protecting the ‘First Peoples’: Australia’s Needed Ratification of the OPCAT," The George Washington International Law Review, 2018

  • Competitor, Willem C. Vis East International Commercial Arbitration Moot
  • Finalist, Patricia Spanogle International Commercial Arbitration Competition