Melissa M. Mikail is a litigation associate in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm's Century City office.
Areas of Practice
Melissa's practice varies between entertainment, commercial litigation, securities litigation, and trust and estates.
Melissa received a B.A., summa cum laude in Philosophy and Law/Society from University of California, Riverside. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she served as the Executive Managing Editor of the Harvard Human Rights Journal and served as a member of the executive boards of Student Government, the Women’s Law Association and the African Law Association. Melissa is the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Community Leadership and the Ms. J.D. Fellowship. Melissa also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Geraldine S. Hines for the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
As a student attorney with Harvard Law School’s Criminal Justice Institute, Melissa represented indigent clients in felony criminal matters and argued substantive motions in Massachusetts trial courts. She also served as a student attorney for the International Refugee Assistance Project, where she provided legal representation to refugees seeking resettlement.
- IP Watchdog, 05.29.2020
Corporate and Securities Law Blog Posts
- "Delaware Supreme Court Confirms That Federal Forum Provision Is Facially Valid, Reversing Court of Chancery," March 19, 2020
- "California Court of Appeal Enforces Delaware Forum Selection Bylaw," January 25, 2020
- "Delaware Court of Chancery Declares Ineffective Exclusive Federal Forum Provision for 1933 Act Claims," January 14, 2019
Trade Secrets Law Blog Posts
J.D., Harvard Law School, 2018
B.A., University of California, Riverside, 2015, summa cum laude, Phi Betta Kappa
- Extern to the Honorable Geraldine S. Hines, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California