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Melissa W. Kopit is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She is a member of the Global Finance Practice Group and the Transportation and Space Practice Group.
Melissa advises lenders, underwriters, borrowers, lessors, lessees, equity participants and other financiers in a wide range of cross-border and domestic transactions. Her practice focuses on asset finance and leasing transactions in particular those involving commercial and business aircraft, helicopters and general equipment assets. Prior to joining the firm, Melissa was a member of the Global Transportation Finance team at Vedder Price P.C.
Melissa has been recognized in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for Banking and Finance Law and Transportation Law and was named as a 2023 Washington DC Rising Star by Super Lawyers.
She is the 2023 Vice President and board member of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law.
Melissa received her law degree from George Washington University Law School in 2014, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies and Political Science in 2009 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The George Washington University - 2014 Juris Doctor
University of North Carolina - 2009 Bachelor of Arts
District of Columbia Bar