Melisa was born and raised in Oregon. She attended Oregon State University and earned a B.A. in English, summa cum laude. She then earned her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Shortly after graduating from law school, she joined the Firm as an associate in 2011.
Melisa's practice areas are primarily focused on business law, commercial litigation, and creditor-side bankruptcy law
. She is licensed to practice law in both Oregon and California.