Melissa L. Hansford

Staff Attorney

Cleveland
T +1.216.861.6762
F +1.216.696.0740

Overview

Melissa Hansford is a member of the BakerHostetler team serving as court-appointed counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS), an unprecedented recovery effort involving hundreds of actions.

Select Experience

  • Working on cases in active discovery and document review to prepare evidence supporting the SIPA Trustee's claims against defendants, and is also working to respond to document requests from defendants.
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Experience

  • Working on cases in active discovery and document review to prepare evidence supporting the SIPA Trustee's claims against defendants, and is also working to respond to document requests from defendants.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

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Prior Positions

  • Legal Extern for the Honorable Kim Browne and the Honorable Jim Mason at the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division
  • Ohio Attorney General's Office: Collections Enforcement and Revenue Recovery Sections
  • National Center for Adoption Law and Policy: Research Assistant
  • Child and Family Law Advocates: Public Relations Chair
  • Student Bar Association: Career Services Committee
  • National Moot Court Competition for Family and Child Welfare Law (Columbus, Ohio): Bailiff and Judge

Admissions

  • Ohio

Education

  • J.D., Concentrations in Child and Family Law and Dispute Resolution, Capital University Law School, 2010, cum laude, Order of the Curia, CALI Award in Trial Advocacy
  • B.A., Political Science, Ashland University, 2007, magna cum laude, Gamma Alpha Kappa, Minors in Music (Applied and Academic Emphasis) and Philosophy