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Melissa Waver

Melissa Waver

Attorney - Research and Writing, Contract Drafting and Negotiating

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Suffolk University Law School
After graduating in the top three percent of her law school class, Melissa served as a judicial law clerk, and now works as a compliance and contract attorney.

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.

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Work History

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.

Sep 2014 - Present

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.

Aug 2013 - Aug 2014

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