*Currently licensed in Indiana only.
Melina has extensive experience in a broad range of immigration law, with a focus on employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa petitions. Melina’s practice includes partnering with multinational corporations on all types of US migration matters in a wide range of industries including engineering, manufacturing, information technology, oil and gas, and construction. Specifically, Melina counsels her corporate clients on immigration matters before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Department of State.
Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Melina served as an Attorney Advisor with the US Department of Justice, where she focused on immigration-related matters for the Executive Office for Immigration Review. Additionally, she served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Justice Frank Sullivan, Jr.
Melina is proficient in Spanish.