Melba's consulting practice includes placements of strategic and organizational importance to corporate legal departments. She conducts senior leadership searches, including general counsel and other high potential legal and compliance positions. She has successfully completed placements throughout the U.S., and internationally, with both public and private companies and in a variety of industries. In addition, Melba leads the firm's consumer products segment team, which is dedicated to helping consumer-facing companies recruit legal talent who not only have experience working for these types of companies, but who also appreciate the importance of technology in marketing products in today's digital world.
Representative consumer product clients include: Carter's Inc., FOCUS Brands, Tupperware, Wingstop Restaurants, Inc., Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, and Asbury Automotive Group, The Home Depot, Inc. and Hanesbrands, Inc.
An innovative and creative leader in the legal search field, Melba, in conjunction with the Emory University School of Law, launched the Diversity Speakers Series in 2014. She is a certified professional career coach and a graduate of Leadership Atlanta. An actively engaged professional and community leader, she serves on the boards of several charitable and non-profit organizations, including the Kanuga Conferences, Inc. and The Paideia School.
Melba is frequently invited to present and participate in national conferences and seminars and is regularly featured in the business and legal press. Speaking engagements have included:
- Harvard Law School's Fall Market Series
- Women, Influence and Power National Conference.
- Corporate Counsel Women of Color
Recent articles and quotes have appeared in prominent publications, including:
- The Atlanta Business Chronicle
- The American Lawyer magazine
- The Altman Weil Inc. newsletter
Melba has successfully completed placements throughout the country and in a variety of industries and organizations. Representative public company and large private company general counsel searches have included
- Carter's Inc.
- Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc.
- Storage Post
- Wingstop Restaurants, Inc.
Representative leadership searches have included:
- The Home Depot, Inc.
- Entergy Corporation
- Southwire Company, LLC
- Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
National Association of Legal Search Consultants, Executive Director, Board Member and Officer
National Urban League's Director Inclusion Program, Member
Corporate Director's Group
The Paideia School