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Melissa R. Ginsberg

Melissa R. Ginsberg


Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
New York, U.S.A.

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Melissa Ginsberg is Counsel in the Firm’s Litigation department, where her practice focuses on complex commercial disputes.  Ms. Ginsberg represents clients from pre-litigation counseling through trial and appeal across a wide range of industries and legal claims.  Her experience includes complex litigation involving financial products, antitrust, false advertising, business torts and contract disputes.  She is also experienced in white collar criminal defense, and advises clients in connection with internal investigations and investigations by government agencies. Ms. Ginsberg is a Co-Chair of the ABA’s International Criminal Committee, and was selected as a Rising Star in the New York-Metro edition of Super Lawyers each year from 2015-2018. Prior to joining the Firm, she served as Law Clerk to the Hon. Anita B. Brody, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Representative Matters

Represent not-for-profit foundation in connection with civil asset forfeiture proceedings and several lawsuits brought under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act.

Represent pharmaceutical company in connection with license-related disputes.

Represent pet food manufacturer in connection with allegations of false advertising, breach of contract, and fraud.

Represented individuals in connection with industry-wide investigation into alleged manipulation of LIBOR and other benchmark rates.

Represented financial guaranty insurers in complex contract and fraud actions concerning mortgage-backed securities transactions.

Represented financial guaranty insurer against unfair-pricing claims relating to the guaranty of municipal bonds.

Represented individual in connection with investigations conducted by Congress and the Department of Justice concerning an automotive recall.

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • New York


  • Columbia Law School (J.D., 2008)
    • Articles Editor, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law
  • Amherst College (B.A., magna cum laude, 2005)
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Professional Activities and Experience

MEMBERSHIPS: Member, American Bar Association (Co-Chair, International Criminal Committee; Past Co-Chair, International Mediation Committee)

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS: Presenter, "The Global Witness: Managing Legal Ethics and Other Challenges in Preparing for Testimony in an Interconnected World," ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting (April 18, 2018); Presenter, "The World’s Policeman? Developments in the Global Reach of U.S. Criminal Law," ABA Section of International Law Fall Meeting (October 25, 2017); Presenter, "Annual Post-Conviction Capital Defense Training Program," New York City Bar Association CLE Program (July 25, 2017); Moderator, “Crimes Without Borders: Increasing Cooperation in White Collar Enforcement,” ABA Section of International Law Fall Meeting (October 2015); Presenter, “Criminal Antitrust Update,” ABA Section of Antitrust Law: Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee Webcast (July 25, 2014)


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Antitrust Update Blog is a source of insights, information and analysis on criminal and civil antitrust and competition-related issues. Patterson Belknap’s antitrust lawyers represent clients in antitrust litigation and counseling matters, including those related to pricing, marketing,...


  • Contributor to www.AntitrustUpdateBlog.com
  • Co-Author, "Inside Kavanaugh’s Merger Challenge Dissents," Law360 (July 13, 2018)
  • Co-Author, "The Use of Expert Witnesses for Penalty Determinations in Criminal Antitrust Cases: A Study of United States v. AU Optronics," Antitrust Magazine, Summer 2014, Vol. 28, No. 3, American Bar Association

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