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Melissa Gold


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Melissa Gold is an experienced litigator who assists a diverse range clients in all aspects of state and federal litigation.

Melissa combines an in-house lawyer's efficiency with a prosecutor's passion. Before joining Thompson Coburn, Melissa was an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago. As an ACC, Melissa defended against federal civil rights and state law lawsuits where she tried several jury trials and served as lead counsel in over 100 depositions. She also worked in-house at McDonald's Corporation where she consulted on domestic commercial litigation and served on e-discovery teams to support internal investigations. As a prosecutor, Melissa tried over 180 cases on behalf of the City of Chicago.

In law school, Melissa was an Editor of the Frederick Green Moot Court Illinois Team and managed litigation matters as a 711 licensed law student in the Civil Litigation Clinic. Melissa also served as a legal extern for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, a judicial extern for Justice Robert E. Gordon of the First District Illinois Appellate Court, and a judicial extern for Judge Alfred L. Levinson of the Circuit Court of Cook County.

Before law school, Melissa worked as a congressional intern for then U.S. Senator Barack Obama.