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Melanie
Hess

Associate

Associate

Education

Clerkships

  • Hon. James V. Selna, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Admissions

  • California

Melanie Hess focuses her practice on high-stakes business disputes, complex litigation, and white collar investigations.

Ms. Hess began her legal career as a litigation associate at Latham & Watkins LLP where she worked in the Litigation and Trial Department on a variety of civil cases, including antitrust, securities, and environmental litigation. She also maintained a robust pro bono practice.

While in law school, Ms. Hess worked as an intern in the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID). She also served as the notes editor for the Notre Dame Law Review and as the executive articles editor for the inaugural volume of the Notre Dame Journal on Engineering Technologies.