Attorney, Member of the Firm
Melinda has extensive experience serving as general counsel to public and private technology companies and their boards at all stages of growth. Melinda has broad and deep experience with the full range of matters that in-house technology attorneys handle including corporate governance, commercial and sales agreements, finance and debt transactions, employment matters, litigation management and strategy, intellectual property protection and licensing, and mergers and acquisitions. Melinda has a versatile and results-oriented approach to advising clients. Her passion for technology, and the informal, fast-paced cultures of companies focused on innovation, complements Melinda’s flexible, creative and collaborative style. Melinda’s clients include companies in the health tech, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and computer hardware spaces.
Melinda has served as General Counsel to some of the top public, private and non-profit companies in Massachusetts, including The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory in Cambridge, a non-profit independent research and development corporation, where she advised senior management on all legal, compliance and governance matters. Melinda was also General Counsel of NameMedia, Inc., a venture-backed online community and domain name marketplace company, Sonus Networks, Inc., a publicly traded next-generation telecommunications products company, and Lotus Development Corporation, the iconic enterprise software applications company which developed Lotus 1-2-3 and Lotus Notes and eventually sold to IBM.
Melinda has also worked at leading national law firms, including as a partner at McCarter & English, and as an associate with Gaston & Snow in Boston, where she started her legal career. She received a J.D. from Suffolk University and a B.A. from Wellesley College.
In her free time Melinda spends time with her family and her two dogs. She enjoys travel and is an avid explorer of well-marked hiking trails and the boardwalks along the beaches in Delaware.