Melissa Collins represents corporations, professional firms, and individuals in a variety of civil matters, with a focus on complex commercial and intellectual property disputes.  Her clients include major technology and pharmaceutical companies, as well as investment and professional services firms. 

Melissa has represented clients in federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels, in inter partes review proceedings before the Patent and Trademark Office, before arbitral panels, and in Department of Justice investigations. She has experience in a range of substantive areas, particularly involving issues of patent and securities law, as well as claims under the Anti-Terrorism Act and False Claims Act. 

A native of Wilton, Connecticut, Melissa graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in public affairs from Princeton University before attending Yale Law School, where she served as an editor on the Yale Law Journal.  After law school, Melissa clerked for the Honorable Richard R. Clifton on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Honorable Richard J. Leon on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. 




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