Gregory J. Melus, a Senior Associate in Tully Rinckey’s Washington, D.C. office, practices business law, where he offers general counsel services, guidance, and support to emerging technology enterprises.
Greg also practices in the areas of insurance defense and federal employment law. He has prior experience handling criminal defense and civil litigation, trademark and copyright matters and has argued in State and Federal courts. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Virginia.
Additionally, Greg has experience with immigration law, specifically in the area of the EB-5 immigration process. He supported efforts to navigate the EB-5 investor program, from the visa application process to obtaining a conditional or permanent residency in the United States.
Greg came to Tully Rinckey after operating a successful solo law practice in Alexandria, Virginia. There, he provided general counsel services and corporate governance to mid-sized software companies, federal contractors, NGOs, insurers, and individuals. He advised in drafting and negotiating contracts, non-disclosure, non-compete and licensing agreements, independent contractor agreements, statement of work agreements, and software reseller agreements.
He has a litigation experience in both federal and state court, representing companies and individuals in contract disputes, personal injury, employment issues, and medical and professional malpractice.
Prior to starting his own law firm, Greg worked as a Legislative Fellow for the U.S. House Judiciary Committee and as a staff member in a Congressional Office. He is also an academic writer and frequent presenter on Intellectual Property law, having written a paper addressing trademark and copyright law on the Internet, which won first place at an academic conference, and was published in the Summer 2015 AIPLA journal.
Gregory Melus, Trade Dress 2.0: Trademark Protects in Web Design What Copyright Does Not, American Intellectual Property Law Association (Summer 2014) (forthcoming).
Gregory Melus, Comment, When Parallel Tracks Cross: Application of the New Insider Trading Regulations Under Dodd-Frank Derails , 6 J. Legal Tech. Risk Mgmt. 1, 75 (2012).
Gregory Melus, Forge Apprenticeships to Spark a Renaissance in Law , American Bar Association Law Practice Today (JAN. 2014).
Gregory Melus, True Grit: Going Out with Blaze of Glory, 32 Alexandria Bar Association: OYEZ. 1, 5 (Jan. 2014).