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Melissa Tessler

Melissa Tessler is a member of Himelfarb Proszanski’s commercial litigation group. Her practice encompasses the full range of civil and commercial litigation matters including large class actions, employment, media, defamation, trademark and privacy cases. She also advises tech start-ups in understanding their online and privacy responsibilities. Prior to joining the firm, Melissa spent several years focusing on issues of social and international justice, working for two United Nations International Criminal Tribunals. She continues to support these issues through Pro-Bono work and is an advocate for journalists and human rights defenders globally.

Outside of her practice Melissa is an avid traveller and trained yoga and meditation instructor. She brings this knowledge and experience to support her clients in conflict resolution and management.  

Education

  • Munk School of Global Affairs – Fellowship in Global Journalism 2017
  • University of Ottawa – J.D.  2010
  • University of Western Ontario – B.A., Media Theory & Production 2007

Professional Memberships & Pro-Bono Work

  • Canadian Bar Association – Chair of the International Initiatives Task Force Committee 2017-2019
  • Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada – Coordinator for the Committee on the International Criminal Court
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario

Professional Engagements:

  • Representative of Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada at the Assembly of States Parties to the International Criminal Court 2017 & 2018
  • Lecturer on media law for journalists – Munk School of Global Affairs Fellowship in Global Journalism 2017
  • Delegate and Investigator for the Colombia Caravana of UK Lawyers - 2016
  • Lecturer on Children’s rights under international law - Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia 2015

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