Melissa L. Martin

Associate Attorney

Contact Info

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Areas of Concentration


Government Regulations & Compliance

Mergers & Acquisitions

Banking, Lending & Financial Institutions

Cross-Border Business


Foundations, Non-Profits, & Exempt Organizations

Corporate & Securities


American University Washington College of Law
Juris Doctor cum laude

American University School of International Service
Masters of Arts – International Affairs

University of California, Los Angeles
Bachelor of Arts – Political Science, Anthropology

Admissions & Qualifications

State Bar of Texas

State Bar of New York

United States District Court
Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York

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Melissa Martin is an associate attorney in ScottHulse’s transactional section. She is a legal generalist whose practice focuses on corporate and securities, commercial transactions, and business litigation.

Prior to joining ScottHulse, Melisa Martin served as a corporate and litigation counsel for a financial investment organization.

Ms. Martin earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence and Masters of Arts from American University in Washington, DC. While in law school, she was a judicial extern at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Melissa Martin was also a member of the National Security Law Brief and researched international and domestic labor laws as a Research Fellow. While pursuing her master’s, she served as the Editor of the Journal of International Service.

Ms. Martin attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Anthropology with a minor in Middle Eastern and North African Studies. As an undergraduate, she was a research assistant for the UCLA Center for Middle East Development and a reporter for The Daily Bruin.

Ms. Martin is an active member of several professional organizations, including the San Antonio Bar Association, San Antonio Women’s Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Texas Young Lawyers Association, and Washington State Bar Association. She is also a member and volunteer at Oak Hills Church.


Emerging Voices Panel: Recent Scholarship on the Theory and Practice of International Law, Int’l L. Ass’n – Am. Branch Annual Conference (Fordham U. School of Law, New York 2018). Discussed economic risk of unitizing cross-border oil and gas reservoirs given increased use of trade sanctions by the international community.


Qatar’s Maritime Quagmire: Analysis of South Pars/North Dome Unitization Risk Amidst the Gulf Rift and the Dubious Prospects of Unitization as State Obligation, 25 ILSA J. of Int’l & Comp. L. 329 (2019).

Politically Exempt: Analysis of Turkey’s Fethullah Gülen Extradition Request and U.S. Federal Court Application of the Political Offense Exception, 10 Am. U. Nat’l Security L. Brief 34 (2019).

Melissa L. Martin et al., War Crimes Research Off. – Am. U. Washington C. of L., Case-Based Reparations at the Central African Republic’s Special Criminal Court (2019).

Melissa L. Martin & Martijn Vermeersch, Syria Just. & Accountability Ctr., Return Is A Dream: Options for Post-Conflict Property Restitution in Syria (2018).

San Antonio Bar Association

San Antonio Women’s Bar Association

Texas Young Lawyers Association

New York State Bar Association

Washington State Bar Association