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Melissa Bruijneel

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Managing Attorney/Paralegal Manager

Melissa Bruijneel joined LDF as Managing Attorney/Paralegal Manager in October 2010. As Managing Attorney, she assists attorneys with bar admissions and advises them on matters relating to federal and local rules and procedures. As Paralegal Manager, Melissa is responsible for paralegal staffing, supervision, and training. Prior to joining LDF, Melissa worked as a Senior Litigation Case Manager at various law firms, including Schulte Roth & Zabel, Fried Frank, and Milberg Weiss.  She received a Philosophy degree from the Ateneo de Manila University and a Law degree from the University of the Philippines.  She is a member of the Philippine Bar and the New York Bar.

Melissa Bruijneel joined LDF as Managing Attorney/Paralegal Manager in October 2010. As Managing Attorney, she assists attorneys with bar admissions and advises them on matters relating to federal and local rules and procedures. As Paralegal Manager, Melissa is responsible for paralegal staffing, supervision, and training. Prior to joining LDF, Melissa worked as a Senior Litigation Case Manager at various law firms, including Schulte Roth & Zabel, Fried Frank, and Milberg Weiss.  She received a Philosophy degree from the Ateneo de Manila University and a Law degree from the University of the Philippines.  She is a member of the Philippine Bar and the New York Bar.