Melissa Taustine is an associate in the Litigation Department.  Her practice focuses primarily on complex commercial litigation and enforcement actions, including government investigations under the federal securities laws, litigation arising out of mergers and acquisitions, and class action litigation.  Melissa also has experience representing individuals in criminal investigations brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity and Futures Trading Commission  (CFTC). 



Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., 2018 Emerson College, B.S., 2013

Bar Admissions

New York New Jersey

Court Admissions

United States District Court, District of New Jersey United States District Court, Eastern District of New York United States District Court, Southern District of New York United States Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit


Justice Barry T. Albin, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 2018-2019