Melissa is experienced litigation counsel with recognized expertise in civil and regulatory securities cases. She worked as a Senior Prosecutor in the Enforcement Branch of the OSC from 2004–2008 and was seconded from that position for a one year term as Acting Chief Enforcement Counsel and Manager of Investigations at IIROC. From her time as a regulator, she gained an in-depth understanding of the substantive legal and policy issues at play in securities litigation matters. She acts on a wide range of complex securities regulatory matters before the OSC, IIROC and the MFDA. She routinely represents clients in compliance and registrant regulation matters and enforcement investigations, settlements and contested proceedings involving such issues as insider trading, disclosure violations and market manipulation. She advises investors, registrants, issuers, officers, directors and underwriters on a variety of corporate and securities litigation matters, including securities class actions, corporate and shareholder disputes, oppression remedies, proxy battles, corporate governance and investment loss claims. She serves on a number of industry panels and speaks frequently on issues relating to securities litigation and enforcement in Canada. LLB, University of Western Ontario, 1995.