Melinda R. Coolidge

Melinda R. Coolidge

  • US Managing Partner
  • Washington, DC
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Melinda serves as the US Managing Partner, responsible for the successful management and business of the firm’s US offices. Melinda strives to lead by example, embodying the firm’s values of tenacity and pragmatism throughout her work. She believes that success lies in maximizing opportunities for the professional and personal development of every team member. She seeks to empower a culture of bold actions, pioneering cases, and unconventional thinking.

Deeply committed to the firm's vision of global civil redress for those harmed by wrongdoing, Melinda also maintains an active legal practice focused on private enforcement of the antitrust laws. She has represented clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to classes of consumers with a common goal of maximizing their recoveries from cartel price-fixing or monopolization; her clients have obtained more than $1 billion in settlements and a US Supreme Court victory.

Melinda works to safeguard free and open markets and is proud to be named one of the Top 100 Women in Antitrust by Global Competition Review.


Melinda has represented clients in the pharmaceutical, agricultural, industrial gas, auto parts, and rail freight and air cargo industries. She represents companies listed in the Fortune 200, as well as classes of direct and indirect purchasers of products impacted by antitrust violations.