Melanie Phillips

Cybersecurity Associate

Los Angeles, Seattle

Melanie Phillips is a cyber attorney on the firm’s Cyber, Privacy & Innovation team, which was named Privacy Practice Group of the Year in 2016 by Law360, and is nationally ranked by The Legal 500 and internationally recognized by the Legal 500 in several key global jurisdictions.  As part of Orrick’s cyber team, Melanie advises clients on cybersecurity compliance, risk management, and incident response.

Melanie has experience working with clients in digital crime investigations, incident response planning, and incident response.  She brings over a decade of litigation experience to the team, with experience in trade secret, employment, and consumer protection matters.

  • Melanie has dedicated countless hours to pro bono work over her career, focused on issues relating to domestic violence. She was awarded the Honorable Benjamin Aranda III Outstanding Public Service Award in 2014 in recognition of her work with the Los Angeles County Bar Association Domestic Violence Clinic.  She also earned the Pro Bono Award at Orrick for her outstanding commitment to pro bono work in 2007 relating a complicated VAWA petition on behalf of an Iraqi interpreter working for the United States military.