Melissa Mengzhou Fu
Melissa Fu joined Ropes & Gray in 2021 and works primarily in the asset management group. She assists with fund formation and regulatory matters. Melissa regularly contributes to pro bono efforts, including assisting families experiencing homelessness in the state-administered shelter system.
During law school, Melissa was a judicial intern for Chief Judge Laura Taylor Swain at the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York. She assisted with motion decisions on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and employment discrimination issues. Melissa served as a student attorney for the Courtroom Advocates Project, representing domestic violence victims before the court to obtain restraining orders. Melissa also worked for the Payment Protection Program Assistance at Columbia Law School to assist small business owners during the COVID-19. She also served as a Constitutional law debate coach and judge for Legal Outreach.
Melissa served as the managing editor of the Columbia Journal of Asian Law and was named a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. She was also a member of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA), Columbia Business and Law Association, and Columbia Society of International Law. Prior to law school, Melissa worked as a litigation legal assistant at another global law firm.
- JD, Columbia Law School, 2021; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Managing Editor, Columbia Journal of Asian Law
- BA (Politics, with Honors), cum laude, New York University, 2018