Directors and Staff
Prior to her work at GLA, Meredith was a litigator for 12 years at Robins Kaplan where she was in the Commercial Litigation practice group. In 2009, the State Bar of Georgia awarded Meredith its Pro Bono Project Award for her outstanding work with pro bono clients.
Meredith graduated from Emory University and Mercer Law School. After law school, Meredith clerked for the Honorable G. Ernest Tidwell of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. In addition to her work at GLA, Meredith is an adjunct professor at Emory Law School where she teaches contract drafting, and she regularly guest lectures at the Georgia State University College of Law on intellectual property-related topics.
Kelly oversees the Georgia PATENTS program and manages GLA services. Kelly obtained her LLM from Vanderbilt Law School in 2016 and was the recipient of the Scholastic Excellence Award in Copyright Law. In 2016, she also attended the 17th International Copyright Law Summer Course at University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law. Kelly received her JD from Dalhousie University and her MBA from the University of Toronto.
Kelly has over 10 years’ experience in the film and television industry having worked for producers and international distributors of live action and animated productions. She has independently produced two feature films, both of which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Her experience also includes six years with a boutique branding, research and valuation company.
Melissa is an Arts Legal Extern for Georgia Lawyers for the Arts. She is from Florida and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications from the University of Florida. Melissa currently attends Georgia State University College of Law and is pursuing a career in intellectual property. In her free time, Melissa enjoys hiking, cooking, finding new television shows and movies to watch, and spending time with family and friends.
Ying is a Patents Legal Extern for Georgia Lawyers for the Arts. She has a Ph.D. in Geochemistry from California Institute of Technology. She is a rising third year at Georgia State University College of Law and hopes to work as an attorney in intellectual property with a focus on Patents. During her free time, Ying enjoys hiking, yoga, and spending time with family and friends.