Melissa is a civil litigation associate and maintains a general practice, with a particular focus on complex commercial matters and class actions. She has represented businesses of all sizes, including Fortune 500 companies in government investigations in Canada and the United States.
Melissa brings over 12 years of experience. Prior to joining Henein Hutchison Robitaille LLP, she spent seven years at the New York headquarters of an international law firm, served in-house at a major Canadian organization as the director of civil and regulatory litigation for a high profile matter, and was a senior associate at a prominent boutique firm in Vancouver. Melissa’s U.S. and Canadian experiences, and external and in-house roles, give her a unique perspective.
Melissa obtained her law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and clerked at the Federal Court of Appeal. Prior to law school, Melissa earned dual degrees in Engineering and Genetics at the University of Western Ontario.
Called to the Ontario bar in 2008, admitted to the New York bar in 2009, and called to the British Columbia bar in 2021.