Melissa Rutman is an associate in Weil’s Complex Commercial Litigation practice group, where she focuses on various forms of commercial and antitrust disputes in both state and federal courts.
Among her notable recent experience, Melissa served on Weil team representing CBS Radio in a putative class action in Wisconsin federal court asserting claims for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. She also played a key role on the Weil teams that successfully obtained the early dismissal of Showtime Networks from a series of putative class actions in courts around the country arising out of the August 2017 high-profile boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and UFC star Conor McGregor, and represented Showtime Networks Inc. in a significant carriage dispute in New York state court with Charter Communications arising out of Charter’s acquisition of Time Warner Cable. Melissa is also currently a member of the Weil team representing Sanofi in antitrust litigation against Mylan relating to the marketing of EpiPen®.
Melissa maintains an active pro bono practice and regularly works on immigration and asylum matters.
Melissa received her B.A., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania and her J.D., cum laude, from Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School, where she was an articles editor of the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal. During law school, she served as a Judicial Intern to the Honorable Nicholas G. Garaufis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and as a legal intern at the Immigration Justice Clinic.