Melanie A. Conroy is a senior associate in the Boston and New York offices of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and a member of the Securities Litigation practice group. Melanie has worked on a variety of securities and commercial matters in federal and state courts, as well as in private arbitration and mediation. She is also involved in counseling boards of directors, board committees, and senior management with respect to a broad range of matters, including securities, corporate governance, disclosure, and regulatory issues.
As a member of the Firm’s Pro Bono Committee, Melanie is highly committed to pro bono work and has devoted considerable time to pro bono matters, including the representation of asylum seekers referred from the HIV Law Project and the representation of unaccompanied minors seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile Status referred from the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project. In addition to immigration pro bono work, Melanie has experience counseling international non-governmental aid organizations on legislative and litigation matters. Melanie has also served as an attorney volunteer for Election Protection, a non-partisan voter protection coalition, and is a Junior Fellow of the Boston Bar Foundation Society of Fellows, a group of over 400 attorneys who are dedicated to expanding access to justice and improving the community through the official charity of the Boston Bar Association.
Melanie is a member of the Boston Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the NYC Bar Association, and the Harvard Law School Women’s Alliance of Boston.
Melanie is a resident of Newton, where she is a parishioner of Sacred Heart Parish, a member of the Newton Mother’s Forum, and a proud supporter of the Newton Free Library.
Melanie received her B.A., cum laude, in Government and Legal Studies and Religion from Bowdoin College. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she served as an Executive Editor of the Harvard Human Rights Journal.