Melissa Godwin represents companies and individuals in complex commercial litigation, internal investigations and regulatory matters and counsels clients on pre-dispute situation management and risk-control.

Prior to joining DLA Piper, Melissa practiced law at a large New York-based international law firm for more than ten years, where she represented global financial institutions and public companies in litigation in federal and state courts.

With a particular focus on Latin American-based clients, Melissa – a Spanish speaker – has also conducted numerous internal investigations and compliance reviews for high-profile, multi-national organizations, advising on a range of white collar matters, including issues related to the FCPA.

Melissa was selected as a Rising Star in the New York Super Lawyer for four consecutive years from 2014-2017.