Melissa Mortazavi joins the Brooklyn Law School as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law in the fall of 2012. Her primary research interests include professional responsibility and ethics, torts, and food law. In the past year, she has published articles on these subjects in the Washington and Lee Law Review and the Minnesota Law Review (forthcoming).
Before joining the faculty at Brooklyn Law School, Professor Mortazavi clerked for Judge Beverly B. Martin of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia and practiced at the law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP as a litigator. There, she worked on a wide variety of commercial cases including domestic and international arbitrations, securities investigations, and white collar matters. Her pro bono practice included a class action on behalf of women prisoners, voting rights cases in Florida and Colorado, and representing several Guantanamo detainees before administrative bodies and federal courts, including briefing before the Supreme Court.