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Melissa Colón-Bosolet

Sidley Austin LLP

New York, NY, USA


MELISSA COLÓN-BOSOLET is a litigation associate in Sidley’s New York office. Her practice focuses on a wide spectrum of complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts, as well as counseling in connection with internal and government investigations. Melissa has represented clients in a broad range of industries, including financial services, insurance, consumer electronics, media and entertainment and manufacturing. She has litigated matters involving contract, antitrust, patent, intellectual property, securities, and bankruptcy issues.

Melissa currently serves as Secretary of the New York City Bar Association’s Women in the Legal Profession Committee. She also is a member of the American Bar Association, and previously served as an editor to The Young Lawyer, a monthly ABA publication.

Melissa clerked for Judge Daniels in the Southern District of New York.  She received her J.D. from Cornell Law School in 2007, where was she was Managing Editor of the Cornell Legal Information Institute and Note Editor for the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy. She graduated from Hunter College in 2003 with a B.A. in Political Science. She is fluent in Spanish.

Melissa's representative engagements prior to joining Sidley include:
  • Representation of a major electronics company in a series of ongoing patent infringement and breach of contract lawsuits with a telecommunications company. At trial, successfully defeated the telecommunications company’s attempt to ban the importation of virtually all of the electronics company’s products.
  • Representation of a major publishing company in an arbitration involving various contract and tort claims arising out of a publishing agreement with an author. Obtained a complete dismissal of all asserted claims.
  • Representation of major publisher in its copyright infringement action against an e-book publisher. Secured a complete victory on summary judgment.
  • Representation of a major electronics company in a major patent infringement litigation. Successfully obtained full victory on summary judgment.
  • Representation of National Public Radio in an internal review of the firing of Juan Williams in 2010 following his controversial on-air remarks about his feelings towards Muslims.
  • Representation of savings and loan association in highly confidential and sensitive government investigation concerning its mortgage lending practices.
  • Representation of premier truck manufacturing company in a federal antitrust class action alleging a complex theory of vertical harm related to alleged conspiracies between heavy duty truck manufacturers and a manufacturer of transmissions.
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