Melinda R. Coolidge

Melinda R. Coolidge

  • US Managing Partner
  • Washington, DC
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As the U.S. Managing Partner, Melinda oversees the U.S. operations and finances and collaborates with its 60+ US attorneys to ensure the firm's success. 

Melinda represents large companies and classes of direct and indirect purchasers of products that have been the subject of antitrust violations across the globe. She has litigated complex class actions through the hurdles of class certification, summary judgment, and trial. In her cases, clients and classes she represents have obtained more than $1 billion in settlements, and in one recent case, a 9-0 victory in the U.S. Supreme Court. Melinda works hard to ensure private enforcement of the country’s antitrust laws and 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.