Melissa Wright, Esq.


Professor Wright was named faculty specialist in law in the Management and Marketing Department. She previously worked as a corporate attorney for Exar Corporation, a public semiconductor company in Fremont, Calif., and O’Melveny and Myers, LLP, in Menlo Park, Calif. She has extensive experience representing start-up technology companies and venture capital and private equity funds in matters such as debt and equity financings, investments, recapitalizations and exit transactions. She has also worked with public companies on mergers and acquisitions, securities act reporting and corporate governance. In addition, she has created and led training sessions for employees and management on a variety of legal and business matters. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and psychology from Houghton College and a juris doctorate from the University of Oregon School of Law. She resides in Northampton.


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