Melanie Fineman

Melanie Fineman

Melanie Fineman is a litigator focused on investigations and white collar defense. A lifelong advocate for justice, Melanie brings enthusiasm, versatility, and passion to her legal practice. She is a sharp legal researcher, articulate communicator, and persuasive writer who pays close attention to details. While studying at Georgetown University Law Center, Melanie participated in the Domestic Violence Clinic as a student attorney. In that role, she zealously advocated for her clients in D.C. Superior Court and helped indigent victims of intimate partner violence obtain civil protection orders.

In law school, Melanie also interned at the Fair Elections Center, participated in Georgetown Law's Election Law Practicum with Campaign Legal Center, and served as a law clerk for the League of Conservation Voters. In addition, she joined the New Orleans Alternative Spring Break as a pro bono participant and participated in Venable's Summer Associate Program. Throughout these experiences, Melanie provided litigation support, conducted legal research, performed legal analysis, and prepared legal memoranda on a range of topics. She also recently worked as a research assistant for a legal podcast.

Before law school, Melanie spent more than six years advancing the goals of advocacy organizations in Washington, DC. She translated complicated and nuanced information regarding policy issues to inspire action while developing her research and project management skills. Melanie carries these experiences with her into her legal practice. As a 13-time marathoner and former three-season Division I varsity athlete at Brown University, Melanie approaches everything she does with tenacity, determination, and a strong work ethic.



  • J.D. Georgetown University Law Center 2023
    • Dean's List
    • Excellence for the Future Award, Copyright Law, The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI), fall 2022
    • Merit Scholarship
    • Public Interest Fellow
    • Georgetown Law Pro Bono Recognition
    • Executive editor, The Georgetown Law Journal
    • Research assistant, Professor Stephanie Inks
    • Research assistant, 51st Edition, The Georgetown Law Journal's Annual Review of Criminal Procedure
  • A.B. History Brown University 2014
    • Kapstein Family Interfaith Leadership Award
    • Hillel President's Award
    • Women's Varsity Cross Country Unsung Hero Award
    • CAP Research Fellow, Sociology Department
    • Student Trustee, Brown RISD Hillel Board of Trustees

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia