Professorial Lecturer in Law
Deneen J. Melander handles criminal and civil trials and appeals, as well as investigations and administrative and enforcement matters, in particular those relating to government contracts and intellectual property. She has over 35 years of experience in government contracts law, including representing companies in bid protests before the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and in contract disputes before the various boards of contract appeals, in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and in federal and state courts and U.S. courts of appeal across the country. Ms. Melander also defends companies and individuals in civil and criminal cases and administrative matters involving export control violations and the False Claims Act. Her intellectual property litigation work includes representing clients in patent infringement cases in federal district and appeals courts as well as before international arbitration panels.
Ms. Melander was a litigation partner at Fried, Frank, Shriver & Jacobson from 1995 through 2008. Currently, she is counsel at Kramer Levin Robbins Russell in Washington, DC. Ms. Melander has been recognized as a global leader by Who’s Who Legal in the area of government contracts. Prior to entering law school, she worked as an electrical engineer for TRW Inc., where Ms. Melander designed and developed military computer systems.