Kelly Ruane Melchiondo
Kelly Ruane Melchiondo is a Partner in Bilzin Sumberg's Construction Law and Litigation Group. Kelly’s practice focuses on complex litigation, in both jury and non-jury trials, of claims involving construction and design defects, construction contract claims, and products liability at the trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts.
Kelly is also a member of the firm's Data Security & Privacy Team. Her cybersecurity practice focuses on counseling clients on safeguarding their data and private information by drafting and implementing policies for data security and strengthening internal controls, and on assisting clients with data breach prevention and response. In 2018 and 2021, Kelly served on The Sedona Conference Working Team 11, Brainstorming Committee, which aims to help organizations prepare for and respond to data breaches and to assist attorneys in resolving issues of legal liability and damages. The Sedona Conference is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advanced study of law and policy in the areas of complex litigation, intellectual property rights, and data privacy.
EducationBoston University, J.D., 2002University of Miami, B.S., 1998
InvolvementDade County Bar AssociationLaw & Technology Committee, Co-Chair, 2020City TheatreChair of the Board of Directors, 2015-Present
Secretary and Member of the Board of Directors, 2009-2015Greater Miami Chamber of CommerceSports Council CommitteeMiami Children's MuseumSecretary of the Executive Committee, 2018-Present
Member of the Board of Directors, 2014-PresentSedona Conference Working Team 11
Drafting Team for the Second Edition of Working Group 11’s Commentary on the Application of the Attorney-Client Privilege and Work-Product Protection to Documents and Communications Generated in the Cybersecurity Context, 2021
Brainstorming Team on the Advisability of Adopting a Strict Liability Regime for Data Breaches Involving Personal Information, 2021
Brainstorming Committee for the Enforcement and Jurisdictional application of the GDPR to United States-based companies, 2018
Legal Issues in Cloud Computing, 2017
Court AdmissionsU.S. District Court, Middle District of FloridaU.S. District Court, Northern District of FloridaU.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
The Best Lawyers in America, Construction Law, Litigation - Construction, 2022 - present
South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyers in South Florida - Litigation, 2017 - 2020
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