Melanie D. Ruthrauff

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  • University of San Diego (JD, 2010)
  • University of Texas (BA, 2001)

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • Arabic
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

Melanie's practice focuses on corporate and securities law matters. Before joining Mintz Levin, Melanie worked as a health care and science division legal associate for Thomson Reuters. There, she drafted and negotiated health information technology license and subscription agreements, vendor agreements, federal and state government contracts, health information data use agreements, and business associate agreements among other documents. She assisted in-house counsel on various aspects of health care law including health care reform, HIPAA, data privacy, and state regulatory compliance. Prior to entering law school Melanie worked in the securities and financial planning industry. She was a Summer Associate with the firm in 2009.

While in law school, she was a national finalist in the 2010 American College of Trial Lawyers and Texas Young Lawyers Association Mock Trial Competition

Recognitions & Awards

  • State Bar of California Wiley W. Manuel Award, Pro Bono Legal Services
  • San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program Distinguished Service Award
  • Order of the Coif