As Associate Director, Professional Resources, Melanie contributes to the professional development of the firm’s legal professionals, together with other national talent management priorities and initiatives. She is also the law school liaison and supports the student recruitment and training programs for the Toronto office.

Melanie has a wide range of professional development and leadership experience gained over two decades. Before joining McMillan LLP, Melanie led the professional development department of a not-for-profit organization supporting lawyers in Ontario. Here, she created two professional development series, which received the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) Award of Excellence in 2015 for mental health and in 2021 for career development.

Melanie also has significant experience in private practice with nine years in commercial real estate law in New York City as well as in Toronto.

Directorships & Affiliations

  • Director, Global Lawyers of Canada (Ontario)
  • Policy Committee Member, Institute for Well-Being in Law (IWIL)
  • Member of the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA)
  • Member of the National Association for Law Placement (NAPL)
  • Member of the Professional Development Consortium (PDC)

Education & Admissions

Called to the Ontario bar
Adult Learning and Development Certificate, OISEUniversity of Toronto
Called to the New York bar
J.D.Michigan State University College of Law
Hons BA, Political Science, Italian StudiesUniversity of Toronto – University of St. Michael’s College