Melissa Palat Murawsky


Melissa Murawsky focuses her practice on securities and corporate law. She serves a wide range of clients, including those in the manufacturing, insurance, life sciences, technology, and retail industries, with respect to matters such as:

  • Public and private equity and debt offerings
  • Mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic transactions
  • SEC filings and compliance
  • Corporate governance matters
  • Executive compensation and equity compensation plans
  • Compliance with NASDAQ, NYSE, and NYSE American listing requirements
  • Registration, regulation, and governance of investment advisers
  • Compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Dodd-Frank Act, and the JOBS Act
  • ESG strategies, reporting, and disclosure

Melissa writes and speaks frequently on securities compliance and corporate governance matters.


  • A Fortune 250 financial services company, in several public offerings of equity and debt aggregating approximately $3.5 billion.
  • A company in the e-commerce business, in several public offerings of equity and debt aggregating approximately $626.5 million.
  • A bank holding company, in a $20.8 million public equity offering.
  • A bank holding company, in a merger of two bank holding companies with a total consideration of $393 million in common stock.
  • A company, in the e-commerce business in its acquisition of an Internet retailer for $350 million.
  • A business process outsourcing services company, in a going private transaction valued at $1.26 billion. 
  • A Fortune 500 global manufacturer, in its private offering of $600 million of senior notes.

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  • Philadelphia Bar Association
Professional Activities

Melissa is a member of the Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation (“WBL”).



  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey


  • Villanova University School of Law, JD, cum laude
  • Brandeis University, BA, with high honors, magna cum laude