Melissa has been widely recognized within the profession as one of Canada's leading securities and corporate commercial lawyers. Her expertise is unique in that she acts on a wide range of securities regulatory matters before the OSC, IIROC, and MFDA, both on the prosecution and defense side. Melissa routinely acts as counsel on compliance and registrant regulation matters and enforcement investigations, settlements, and contested proceedings involving such issues as insider trading, disclosure violations, and market manipulation. She also acts as outside prosecution counsel on complex professional disciplinary matters. Melissa maintains an active complex commercial litigation practice, advising investors, registrants, issuers, officers, directors, underwriters, and corporations on a variety of corporate and securities matters, including defence-side securities class actions, corporate and shareholder disputes, oppression remedy matters, proxy battles, corporate governance matters, and breach of contract and professional negligence matters. Melissa is recognized by Lexpert® as one of the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and as a leader in the field of Securities Litigation by Chambers Canada. Since 2017, she has been named one of the Top Women in Litigation by Benchmark Canada.