Melanie Conroy focuses her practice on class action defense and complex commercial litigation. Melanie has experience in investor and consumer class actions based on alleged consumer fraud and unfair practices, consumer privacy, medical device marketing, product recalls, website accessibility, banking practices and fees, change of control transactions, insurance claims, securities laws, and fiduciary duties. She has represented clients in connection with internal, government, and regulatory investigations, and has counseled boards of directors, board committees, and senior management on a broad range of matters, including consumer and vendor contracts, corporate governance, trade secrets, data privacy, and regulatory issues.
Melanie represents businesses and organizations across industries, including financial services, technology, construction, life sciences, insurance, retail and consumer goods, private equity, real estate, energy, and media. She regularly appears in state and federal trial courts, and is experienced in private arbitration and mediation. As a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), Melanie helps clients understand and navigate complex data privacy and security issues that can underlie class action claims and arise in litigation. In addition, she counsels clients on compliance with a variety of state and federal laws and regulations concerning data privacy and digital accessibility.
Prior to joining Pierce Atwood, Melanie was a senior associate in the Securities Litigation Practice Group at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Melanie frequently writes and speaks on topics including class action litigation, data privacy matters, and securities laws.
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