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Dalziel, Melissa

Melissa Dalziel

Of Counsel

melissadalziel@quinnemanuel.com
Direct Tel: +1 213-443-3110, Direct Fax: +1 213-443-3100
Los Angeles
Tel: +1 213 443 3000 Fax: +1 213 443 3100

Melissa Dalziel is Of Counsel in Quinn Emanuel’s Los Angeles office. In her 17 years with the firm Melissa has had broad-based experience in commercial litigation, including patent, trademark, trade dress, and copyright infringement, unfair competition, fraud, contract disputes, securities litigation, class action, and multi-district disputes.  During the past decade, her practice has focused on complex, multi-billion dollar finance-fraud litigation arising from residential mortgage-backed securities.  Among the companies Melissa has represented are Mattel, Samsung, Parmalat, the SemGroup Litigation Trust, FHFA, and Rescap. 

Melissa’s specialty is electronic discovery and management of large teams during all stages of discovery and trial preparation, implementing and supervising best practices in document preservation, collection, searching and filtering, review and production.  She presents Continuing Legal Education classes on the law pertaining to electronic discovery. 

In 2009 and 2010, Melissa was named a Southern California “Rising Star” by the Super Lawyer Magazine, an honor afforded to fewer than 2.5% of attorneys under 40 years old practicing in Southern California.

  • J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
    (J.D., cum laude, 2000)
    • Brigham Young University Law Review:
      • Senior Editor, 1999-2000
      • Editor, 1998-1999
    • The Order of Barristers
      Director of Skills Training: Trial Advocacy Board, 1999-2000
      A.H. Christensen Award for Advocacy, 2000
  • Victoria College, University of Toronto
    (B.A., 1997)
The State Bar of California
  • Spanish
  • Extern to the Hon. Cathy R. Silak:
    • Idaho Supreme Court, 1999
  • Extern to the Hon. Thomas E. Hollenhorst:
    • California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, 1998
  • Book Note, “The Tension Between a Godless Constitution and a Culture of Belief in an Age of Reason,” 19 B.Y.U.L. Rev. 669 (1997)
  • Member, American Bar Association