Melanie Reed

PhD Student

  • JD, Brigham Young University
  • BA, Brigham Young University

Areas of Expertise
  • Anti-Corruption
  • Transnational Bribery
  • Government Ethics
  • Law, Election
  • Law, Comparative
  • Law, International
  • Law, Constitutional
  • Corporate Governance
  • Internal/Government Investigations
  • Government Contracting

Fields of Study
  • Development Economics
  • Law & Development

• Reed, Melanie and John P. Rupp. "Recent Changes in the Anti-corruption Landscape for Healthcare Companies," Practical Law Company (Nov. 2010)
• Reed, Melanie and Christopher M. Denig. "Thinking About Cutting Corners on FCPA Compliance? Think Again," Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report (Feb. 20, 2009)
• Reed, Melanie. "Regulating Political Contributions by State Contractors: The First Amendment and State Pay-to-Play Legislation," 34 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 635 (2008)
• Reed, Melanie. "Western Democracy and Islamic Tradition: The Application of Shari’a in a Modern World," 19 Am. Univ. Int’l L. Rev. 485 (2004)
• Reed, Melanie. "Native American Sovereignty Meets a Bend in the Road: Difficulties in Nevada v. Hicks," 2002 B.Y.U. L. Rev. 137.

• "Country of Origin Marking Requirements," chapter of U.S. Customs: A Practitioner’s Guide to Principles, Processes, and Procedures (2009), co-authored with David R. Grace
• "Corporations, Including Foreign Corporations and Corporations with Foreign Affiliates," chapter of Political Activity, Lobbying Laws and Gift Rules Guide (3d ed. 2008), co-authored with Robert K. Kelner

• "Creating and Using Typologies to Fight International Bribery," panel presentation given at the Forum on Tax & Crime, Rome, Italy (June 14, 2012)
• "What Everyone Should Know about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,"Presentation given at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Medford, MA (Dec. 6, 2012)
• "The OECD’s Anti-Bribery Convention," presentation given at American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC (Sept. 12, 2011)
• "Potential Risks under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act," presentation given at Corporate Political Activity & Government Affairs Compliance Seminar hosted by Covington & Burling LLP, Washington, DC (Feb. 4, 2010)
• "Corporate Involvement in State Elections," presentation given at Advanced Corporate Political Activity & PAC Development Conference hosted by Covington & Burling LLP, Washington (Feb. 2, 2006)

Dissertation Advisor(s)
Jeswald Salacuse

Professional Activities
  • Legal/Anti-Corruption Analyst, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Attorney, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Law Clerk, US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

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