Melissa's practice is focused on the evidentiary aspects of complex civil and regulatory litigation, investigations and enforcement proceedings, class actions, and corporate and shareholder disputes. Melissa works closely with the Blakes Litigation & Dispute Resolution team to plan and execute the evidence-based phases of mediations, arbitrations, motions, hearings and trials. This includes conducting detailed analyses of documentary evidence, merits assessments, damages analyses, and responses to regulatory disclosure requests.
Melissa has significant experience with e-discovery technologies and techniques, and helps clients leverage the resources of Blakes inSource for complex review projects. She works extensively with accounting and audit firm clients, financial institutions, public issuers and other capital market participants. Melissa has a deep understanding of audit files and clients appreciate her creative problem-solving skills and ability to quickly synthesize and assess complex evidence.
Melissa was called to the Bar in 2017 and joined Blakes in 2018.