Mellissa is an Associate in the White Collar Crime & Investigations Group with experience in a range white-collar and corporate cases.
Mellissa has acted for both corporate and individual clients facing investigations into fraud, bribery, money laundering and regulatory matters. Mellissa has advised clients under investigation by authorities including the Serious Fraud Office, Financial Conduct Authority and National Crime Agency.
Mellissa has experience of cases with a cross-jurisdictional element and has defended clients facing extradition requests from both inside and outside the EU. She has also advised individuals subject to Interpol red notices and mutual legal assistance requests.
Prior to joining Mishcon de Reya, Mellissa undertook a six month secondment to the Crown Prosecution Service during which she was able to gain invaluable prosecution experience. As a result, Mellissa has experience of both defending and prosecuting individuals for a range of general criminal matters.
Mellissa is a member of the Young Fraud Lawyers Association.