Melissa D. Conroy

Senior Counsel


Melissa Conroy is a senior counsel and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Melissa’s experience includes a wide array of transactional work, including finance, corporate governance, and general corporate. She is a member of the firm’s Finance and Transactions Practices and Technology Industry Team.

Melissa’s finance practice includes the representation of investors in institutional private placements, general corporate financings, credit facilities, and municipal and healthcare bond financings. In her transactions practice, Melissa regularly assists emerging growth companies with various capital raises, including convertible note financings, venture capital and venture debt financings, angel investments, and friends and family rounds.

Previously, Melissa was a summer associate with Foley. Prior to that, she was a clinical law student in the Family Court Clinic at the University of Wisconsin Law School Economic Justice Institute, where she counseled clients on legal options and case strategy. Prior to entering law school, Melissa worked as a Spanish teacher in Arkansas as part of Teach for America’s Mississippi Delta corps.


Melissa earned her law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2014), where she was elected to the Order of the Coif and was editor-in-chief of the Wisconsin Law Review. Melissa received her bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Notre Dame (B.A., cum laude, 2009).


  • Received, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition for Corporate Law (2023)


Melissa is admitted to practice in Illinois, Massachusetts, and Wisconsin.


Melissa is proficient in Spanish.