Melanie Shield works in the General Counsel’s Office as the Firm’s Director of Client Solutions & Lead Client Intake Counsel. Ms. Shield is responsible for the settlement of and compliance with client engagement terms and outside counsel guidelines. Ms. Shield documents unique client agreements, including alternative fee arrangements, and works with the Firm’s attorneys and administrative teams to ensure all requirements are satisfied.

Ms. Shield also manages Honigman FOCUS, the Firm’s innovative service delivery platform designed to drive value for clients through creative pricing, practice technology tools, right-sourced staffing models, value-add services, and legal project management principles.

Ms. Shield strives to enhance the client experience through a client-first approach to service delivery. She collaborates with Firm attorneys and administrative teams to optimize internal efficiency through process improvements designed to maximize external impact. Ms. Shield works with Firm attorneys and clients to identify which Honigman FOCUS offerings meet the clients’ legal and business objectives, creating and operationalizing a bespoke FOCUS portfolio for each client.

Prior to joining Honigman, Ms. Shield was a corporate attorney at an AmLaw 200 firm with an emphasis on M&A and commercial transactions.



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