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Melissa Griffin

Apple American, LLC
General Counsel
San Francisco, CA, USA

Melissa Griffin is a Georgia native and a graduate of Cornell Law School. After living in New York for several years, she moved to San Francisco in 2004. After working at Jones Day law for over two years, she went in-house a employment counsel for Bechtel Corporation in 2006. While working at Bechtel, she began writing about local politics and legal cases on a blog she created - www.thesweetmelissa.com <http://www.thesweetmelissa.com/> . Melissa's work appeared in a number of local publications in 2007 and in 2008 she was offered a position as a columnist for the San Francisco Examiner. She enthusiastically accepted and eventually resigned from Bechtel in February 2009. In January 2010, Melissa re-entered the legal world as Counsel for Apple American LLC. There, she manages all aspects of the company's litigation and compliance issues, and represents the company in certain high-profile cases.  She continues to publish 2 to 3 articles each Thursday in The Examiner, makes appearances on television and radio, and is a frequent public speaker at community events and organizations. She also still writes for the website where it all started, The Sweet Melissa.


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