Sunday, January 12th, 2014

“We are very excited that Melissa has decided to return home to Huntsville to continue her practice,” said Daniel Wilson, Managing Shareholder of the Firm’s Huntsville Office. “Her knowledge and experience from over 10 years of practicing in a very complex area in New York City give her a unique perspective that is not often found in this market, and she will be a great asset to our Huntsville Office and to our firm as a whole.”

Marler received her law degree from Duke University in 2000.  She then spent a year as a law clerk for Judge Susan H. Black of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Jacksonville, Florida.  After completing her clerkship, Marler began practicing law at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York City, where she practiced for over a decade.  Her clients included financial institutions, multinational corporations, hedge funds, and individuals.  During the course of her career, Marler has regularly handled appeals before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second and Eleventh Circuits.  She also has extensive experience with complex commercial litigation and white collar defense and investigations and has frequently represented underwriters and issuers in individual and class actions alleging violations of the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and various state securities laws.

Marler will be a member of Maynard Cooper’s Appellate and Post-Verdict, Class Action Litigation, Complex Litigation, General Litigation, Securities Litigation, and White Collar Defense and Investigations practice groups. She is committed to giving back to the community through pro bono legal work, and has devoted substantial time to representing individuals and organizations on a pro bono basis. She is a member of the bar of the State of New York and is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.