Attorney - Research and Writing, Contract Drafting and Negotiating
Melissa’s current practice includes drafting and negotiating complex, high-dollar contracts as well as reviewing, researching and understanding federal regulations and implementing processes at a large institution to comply with federal laws. Melissa also has extensive experience researching and providing written analyses of a variety of legal questions.
- Case Law Research
- Letter of Intent
- Other Legal Research & Writing Matter
- Affiliate Agreement
- Business Consulting Agreement
- Distribution Agreement
- Equipment Lease
- Licensing Agreement
- Loan Agreement
- Manufacturing Agreement
- Marketing Agreement
- Non-Disclosure Agreement (Commercial)
- Profit Share Agreement
- Publishing Agreement
- Release of Liability
- SaaS Agreement
- Sales Agreement
- Service Agreement
- Terms of Service
- User Agreement
- Other Commercial Contract Matter
University of California, Santa Barbara
Federal Compliance Officer and Sponsored Projects Officer
Sep 2014 - Present
Review various federal policies to advise stakeholders on compliance.
Negotiate and draft contract terms such as forum selection, patents, copyrights, indemnification, and use of confidential/proprietary data.
Research and resolve various legal issues to ensure the client's interests are protected.
Rhode Island Superior Court
Judicial law clerk
Aug 2013 - Aug 2014
Researched and drafted judicial decisions on a variety of matters such as personal jurisdiction, discoverability and admissibility of evidence, summary judgment, and proper implementation of administrative agency regulations.
Attended pre-trial conferences and court proceedings; conferred with judges on the resolution of pre-trial motions and administrative agency appeals.