Honors and Awards

Blank Rome’s Melanie Carter Recognized in Billy Penn’s 2016 “Who’s Next Law”

Blank Rome LLP Associate Melanie Carter was recognized in Billy Penn’s 2016 “Who’s Next Law: 18 young people changing the legal community in Philly,” which highlights Philadelphia’s “most dynamic young people” who are “the brains behind the law in Philadelphia, whether it’s in the office, the courtroom or City Hall.”

The lawyers listed in this year’s “Who’s Next Law” were nominated by their peers for their outstanding work in the legal community in Philadelphia.

Melanie Carter

Title: Associate, Blank Rome LLP

Age: 37

Who’s Next because: Carter works in commercial litigation, serving the needs of clients both large and small, but she’s most proud of her pro bono work, her largest matter of which concerned a client serving a life sentence. She serves on the board of directors for the Education Law Center of Pennsylvania, which works to ensure that all children have resources needed for a quality public education, to improve school climate and to dismantle the “school-to-prison pipeline.” She also serves on the executive committee of the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association and has served on the cabinet of the executive committee. She’s been named a “Lawyer on the Fast Track” by the Legal Intelligencer and has been recognized for her pro bono work. Carter attended law school at Temple, where she was the executive articles and symposium editor for the Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review.

To read the full list of attorneys highlighted in Billy Penn's 2016 “Who’s Next Law,” please click here.