Melody is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Group and focuses her practice on data privacy and security, commercial litigation, construction litigation, and product liability defense. She is a partner and Co-Team Leader of the Butler Snow’s Data Security and Privacy Team. Melody regularly advises businesses on privacy and data security issues, including responding to data breaches involving state and federal laws, development and implementation of information security and incident response plans, data breach liability and best practices for corporate governance of information security, and cyber insurance policies, coverage, endorsements and exclusions. She is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers® in business litigation, and Top Rated Lawyer in Commercial Litigation by The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel. She is a member of the American Bar Association’s Privacy and Data Security Committee and Information Security Committee. Melody obtained her J.D. from Mississippi College, cum laude, where she was editor-in-chief of Law Review. She is admitted to the Tennessee and Mississippi State Bars, the U.S. District Courts for the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Tennessee, the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Sixth Circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court.