Melanie J. Vartabedian

Partner at Ballard Spahr LLP

Melanie J. Vartabedian

Melanie J. Vartabedian

Partner at Ballard Spahr LLP

Biography

Melanie J. Vartabedian focuses on complex commercial litigation matters, including commercial contract and real estate disputes, securities litigation, and intellectual property litigation.

Ms. Vartabedian has litigated cases in state and federal courts across the country, and also has experience representing clients in arbitrations and government investigations. She represents real estate developers and private and public companies in business disputes relating to land use decisions, and she defends mortgage lenders and servicers in financial services disputes, including foreclosure-related lawsuits. In addition, she has represented accounting firms and auditors in Securities and Exchange Commission investigations, and has worked on cases involving allegations of trademark infringement, achieving preliminary and permanent injunctive relief, seizure of infringing items, and other remedies.

Pro Bono Experience

Ms. Vartabedian has been recognized by the Utah State Bar and Utah Legal Services for her pro bono work, which includes:

* Assisting immigrants who are the victims of certain serious crimes and have cooperated with authorities in the prosecution of the perpetrator, to obtain legal status in order to reside and work in the United States (2011)
* Representing Guatemalan human trafficking victims (2008-2009)
* Acting as lead attorney and negotiating a favorable settlement for a disabled couple who lost their home to a predatory real estate company (2007)
* Serving as a Violence Against Women Act volunteer and helping victims of domestic violence obtain naturalization (2006-2007)

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Judith Billings, Presiding Judge, Utah Court of Appeals

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Founded in 1885, Ballard Spahr LLP provides legal services. The company also provides counsel in litigation, business and finance, real estate, intellectual property, and public finance. With more than 500 attorneys in 14 offices, its headquarters is at Philadelphia, PA.

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