Melissa Scanlan

Pacific Northwest Chapter Co-chair
Senior Director, Intellectual Property Litigation and Antitrust, T-Mobile USA, Inc.

Melissa Scanlan is a Senior Director at T-Mobile and is responsible for all litigation and disputes, as well as proactive risk management, for company matters that implicate intellectual property, antitrust, or significant commercial disputes. In addition, Ms. Scanlan is responsible for antitrust counseling and advice for the company, including antitrust guidance involved in corporate mergers or acquisitions and in network spectrum auctions and bidding behavior.


Prior to joining T-Mobile, Ms. Scanlan was Associate General Counsel for InfoSpace, Inc. In that role, Ms. Scanlan managed complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on public securities class action defense. She also advised on proactive risk management practices through contract negotiations. Prior to that, Ms. Scanlan was an associate at Arnold & Porter in Washington, DC, where she handled antitrust litigation and advocacy before the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.


Ms. Scanlan earned her J.D. from Yale Law School. At Yale, she was a Senior Editor on the Yale Law Journal. She is a Co-chair of the Pacific Northwest Planning Committee for ChIPs, an organization dedicated to the advancement, development and retention of women in the IP field.