Melinda assists clients in identifying, evaluating and managing risks associated with privacy and information security practices. She has advised clients on the creation, development and implementation of information security programs, records management systems, and privacy notices and policies. She provides counsel on privacy and information management issues related to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, FCRA, FACTA, FDCPA, CAN-SPAM, CFAA, COPPA, DPPA, HIPAA, TCPA, and other state, federal and international privacy laws, regulations and requirements.
Melinda is actively involved in pro bono matters related to civil rights and welfare advocacy as a volunteer for the New York City Bar Justice Center's Legal Clinic for the Homeless and the Election Protection Program administered by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. In 2007, Melinda successfully represented a client seeking asylum in the United States before the Department of Homeland Security.