501 Boylston Street, 10th Floor

Boston, MA 02116



Melinda J. Brown

Melinda Brown outsourced business attorney

Attorney, Member of the Firm

Email: melinda@outsidegc.com

Melinda is a seasoned legal executive with extensive experience serving as general counsel to both public and private companies and their boards at all stages of growth. Melinda is noted for her versatile, collaborative and results-oriented approach, as well as for providing business-informed advice rooted in a solid understanding of each client’s unique and multi-faceted needs. Melinda regularly handles a full range of legal matters, including

  • Commercial and sales agreements
  • Finance and debt transactions
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Commercial-sponsored R&D agreements
  • Intellectual property protection and licensing
  • Employment matters
  • Litigation management and strategy
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Corporate governance

Fueled by a passion for technology and innovation, Melinda represents a broad spectrum of technology companies, with a particular emphasis in the health tech, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and computer hardware spaces. Her clients at Outside GC include PointRight, Klaviyo, and ZeroNorth.

Melinda previously 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; 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.