Melanie’s team is responsible for client relations, business development, client entertainment, alumni relations and strategic communication initiatives.
Melanie is an industry leader on client feedback programs. She conducts frequent on-site client visits with Faegre Drinker’s co-chairs to assess the firm’s relationships and understand how to better support and respond to clients’ business objectives.
Melanie assumed her current role after the combination of legacy law firms Faegre Baker Daniels and Drinker Biddle & Reath. After navigating two of the largest law firm combinations of the last decade, Melanie has also become a thought leader and frequent speaker on law firm change management and operations strategies.
Melanie enjoys traveling anywhere warm with her family and still frequents her beloved Phoenix, Arizona. She golfs as time permits, is passionate about football — particularly when the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Indianapolis Colts are involved — and makes a mean margarita.