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Melanie E. Damian - Miami, FL

1000 Brickell AvenueSuite 1020 Miami, FL 33131

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Updated: 03/21/2019

Miami Business Litigation Lawyer

Overview

Melanie Damian represents public and private companies and individuals in a variety of complex business and securities litigation. She regularly serves as court-appointed Federal Equity Receiver, Special Monitor, and distribution Agent, and also serves as Receiver and Monitor in state court matters. Ms. Damian also serves as counsel to Receivers serving in both state and federal court...
Melanie Damian represents public and private companies and individuals in a variety of complex business and securities litigation. She regularly serves as court-appointed Federal Equity Receiver, Special Monitor, and distribution Agent, and also serves as Receiver and Monitor in state court matters. Ms. Damian also serves as counsel to Receivers serving in both state and federal court. She counsels companies on corporate governance matters and serves as counsel to special litigation committees performing internal investigations in response to shareholder derivative demands. She also represents officers and directors in corporate and securities litigation matters.

Ms. Damian represents a number of local and national developers in real estate and brokerage disputes and has represented national law firms in a variety of legal malpractice matters, including those involving allegations of malpractice in connection with failed advocacy, failed transactions, and the failure of financial institutions.

Ms. Damian also has substantial experience advising executives on contractual and compensation matters and litigating executive and general employment matters, including representation and counseling on behalf of national and local companies in discrimination and harassment claims. She also has experience in counseling clients and litigating issues concerning various employment-related issues, non-competition agreements, theft of trade secrets, hiring and firing policies, employment agreements, and employment manuals.

Ms. Damian is a Past Chair of the Business Law Section of The Florida Bar, Chair-Elect of the International Women's Forum (IWF) Florida Chapter, and Co-Chair of the IWF 2018 World Leadership Conference.

Ms. Damian has received several professional acknowledgments. She is listed as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in the state of Florida by Florida Super Lawyers magazine. Ms. Damian has also been included in Florida Trend’s Legal Elite and the South Florida Legal Guide since 2004.

Ms. Damian is active in child advocacy and is a founder of the non-profit Educate Tomorrow. Ms. Damian currently serves as Chair of the Board of the SEED School of Miami. Ms. Damian received numerous awards for her service including The 2011 Pro Bono Award for Child Advocacy from the Dade County Bar Association and Eleventh Judicial Circuit; The 2005 Florida Bar Association Young Lawyer Division Pro Bono Award; The Lawyers For Children 2005 John Edward Smith Award; 2006 Junior League of Miami, Inc. “Woman Who Make a Difference” award; “2007 Pepsi Everyday Freedom Hero Award” and “The Florida Bar President’s 2008 Pro Bono Service Award, and the 2012 Florida Association of Women Lawyers (FAWL) "Mattie Belle Davis Award.”

About Melanie E. Damian

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • Director Liability
  • Corporate Governance Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Professional Negligence Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Receivership

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida

Other Affiliations

  • Lawyers for Children
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • The Florida Bar (Member)

Pro Bono Activities

  • Put Something Back

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, 1996
    J.D.
    Honors: cum laude
    Law Review: University of Miami Law Review, Member
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1991
    B.A.
    Major: Political Science
    Major: Economics

Office Information

Address

1000 Brickell AvenueSuite 1020 Miami, FL 33131

Fax

  • (305) 371-3965

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Included on the 2023 Florida list


Past Lists

  • 2022 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Florida Super Lawyers list

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Honors

  • Pro Bono Award for Child Advocacy, 2001

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