Melissa Hazell Davis is a Senior Associate in Griesing Law LLC’s Commercial Litigation practice group. She represents a wide range of clients, including both public and privately held corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, government entities, non-profit organizations, higher education institutions and individuals in all types of business disputes. Melissa focuses her practice on defending employers in litigation arising out of claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, and representing employers in breach of contract, trade secret, non-compete and other business related disputes. Furthermore, she drafts and updates client policies, advises higher education institutions on compliance with Title IX, conducts sensitive confidential investigations, and prepares investigative findings and recommendations for allegations of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Melissa also argues and tries cases in federal and state courts and private arbitrations.
Melissa is a highly skilled and experienced attorney, and has worked in the litigation departments of several regional and national law firms. In one of her previous roles, she served as South Carolina counsel in several product liability actions for a Fortune 500 Company with global net sales of $14.9 billion. She received The Legal Intelligencer’s 2017 Lawyer on the Fast Track award, recognizing her as an emerging leader in the profession.
Melissa received her J.D. from Columbia Law School, graduating as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. She served as social chair and executive board member of the Black Law Students Association and as a member of both the Courtroom Advocacy Program and the Jerome Michael Jury Trial Program. She received her B.A. in History from Yale University.