Melissa Bilancini

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Melissa Bilancini leverages her diverse experience in public policy and as a judicial attorney while developing her practice as part of the Privacy and Digital Risk Class Action and Litigation team.

For nearly a decade prior to joining the firm, Melissa served in public policy and research positions focusing in privacy and data security. Drawing on her background at the Court of Common Pleas and as an extern at the Northern District of Ohio, Melissa works to provide clients with cost-effective litigation strategies involving complex and novel legal issues.

Recognitions and Memberships


  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
    • CMBA 2021 to 2022 Leadership Academy Class

Prior Positions

  • Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas: Judicial Staff Attorney (2019 to 2021)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio: Judicial Extern (2018)
  • Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection: Research Assistant (2018)
  • Cuyahoga County Office of the Public Defender, Juvenile Division (2017)


  • Ohio


  • J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 2018, summa cum laude
  • M.S.S.A., , Case Western Reserve University, 2007
  • B.S., Bowling Green State University, 2004


In The Blogs

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Data Counsel
DSIR Deeper Dive: Class Certification Jurisprudence
By Melissa Bilancini
June 29, 2022
Over the years, there have been very few class certification rulings in actions arising from data breach incidents. Of those that have been published, most have favored the defense. However, as we discussed in our 2022 Data Security...