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Melanie C. Shield





University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2016

University of Michigan, B.S., 2013

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

U.S. District Courts

  • Eastern District of Michigan

Melanie practices in the firm’s Corporate Group and International Practice. She assists clients in corporate matters and commercial transactions, with a focus on the automotive industry, cross-border complications, and cyber and data security laws.

Melanie has a background in international law and international transactions. While still in law school, she interned at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), where she participated in impact investing and project financings in a range of industries, including renewable energy, housing, and financial services. Melanie also spent a year and a half in the University of Michigan Law School International Transactions Clinic, where she handled cross-border deals and negotiations on behalf of international development banks, emerging market social enterprises, and entrepreneurs and investors operating in frontier markets. 


Michigan Journal of International Law, Online Content Editor

Michigan Telecommunication and Technology Law Review, Associate Editor

International Transactions Clinic, Advanced Student Attorney

University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, Bachelor of Science, Anthropology, Graduate with High Distinction