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Melissa Brown
Melissa Brown
Associate General Counsel


Melissa Brown joined the Office of the General Counsel in July 2020.  Melissa represents the University and Penn Medicine in connection with matters related to real estate and construction, as well as on a wide range of other areas and commercial contracts. Prior to joining Penn, Melissa was Associate General Counsel at Drexel University. Prior to her work at Drexel, Melissa was an associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in the Real Estate Practice Group.

Melissa earned her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 2003 and her B.A. from Cornell University in 2000.  She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Melissa was listed as a "Rising Star" in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2010). She is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA). In 2016, Melissa was honored as one of the Legal Intelligencer’s “Top Women in Law.”

Support Staff:

Yoomi Kwon
Legal Assistant
Phone: (215) 746-5272
Fax: (215) 746-5222

Practice Area:

  • Real Estate and Construction