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Melanie L. Todman

Associate / Boston


Melanie L. Todman is an associate in Nutter’s Litigation Department. Her practice focuses on advising clients in internal governmental investigations and complex civil litigation relating to securities, insurance and reinsurance, commercial and product liability, government procurement, and municipal law.

Prior to joining Nutter, Melanie was an associate in the Boston office of an Am Law 100 firm. Previously, she was a volunteer attorney in the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau and before that a legal fellow at Heartland Alliance International, a human rights organization, in Chicago.

Melanie serves as a board member of the Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, a nonprofit organization that advocates for systemic reform in areas such as education, youth homelessness, and access to justice. She was selected as a member of the 2017-2018 class of the Women’s Leadership Program sponsored by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Melanie acts as a delegate for the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s City Awake program, which empowers the next generation of Greater Boston leaders through programming that builds community and engages young professionals in dialogue about the most pressing issues facing the region.

During law school, Melanie was a law clerk at both the NYU Law Litigation, Organizing, and Systemic Change Clinic and at Community Legal Services of Philadelphia. Prior to that, she worked on the Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Longitudinal Study, commissioned by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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New York University School of Law, J.D.
Carleton College, B.A., cum laude  


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