Melissa is part of Lateral Link’s In-house and Partner placement team. She specializes in placing General Counsels, Corporate Counsel, Senior in-house attorneys at companies across the United States and Internationally. She also is well versed in equity Partner placement on a global level. She works with clients to help build and strengthen their legal teams and advises on reducing legal spend, providing compensation benchmarking, and aligning the legal strategy to meet the business objectives.
Melissa brings a combination of her past as a practicing attorney and successful experience in APAC and in the US as an executive legal consultant. While in APAC, Melissa was one of the most successful legal consultants working for Australia’s largest specialized legal recruitment firm where she built a reputation for working alongside ASX-listed organizations, global law firms, and the Australian Government. More recently, Melissa worked for a prominent US based Legal Consultancy where she specialized in placing General Counsels and Senior Corporate Attorneys with Fortune 500 companies. Melissa credits her success in legal recruitment to her ability to build lasting relationships. She does not believe in shortcuts, as there are none in the longevity of her career or the careers of others.
Melissa lives in Atlanta with her husband, Sam, and mini-Schnauzer, Tory (her true love). When she is not connecting General Counsels and Partners, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, trying new restaurants, and enjoying all of Atlanta’s sporting events.