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Melissa A. Holyoak


Melissa A. Holyoak

Senior Attorney

Melissa A. Holyoak is a senior attorney with the Center for Class Action Fairness at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. She joined the center as senior counsel in July 2012, and also served as the organization’s corporate secretary until October 2015.

Holyoak is a former prosecutor and attorney with O’Melveny & Myers LLP, and has extensive experience as a class action litigator, arguing in district and appellate courts.

She graduated from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2003 as a member of the Order of the Coif and the Law Review. Holyoak is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the state bars of Missouri and Utah (inactive).

She is the mother of four small children and stays sane with soccer, tennis, and ballet classes.



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