Gregory J. Melus

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Technology Transactions Attorney in Alexandria, VA

Ascalon Lex, PLLC
 | 301 North Fairfax Street, Suite 207
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-485-7717
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2013
Practice Areas:
  • Technology Transactions (80%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

With a background in both civil litigation and transactional work, Greg J. Melus provides representation to technology companies as well as individual clients throughout northern Virginia and other parts of the District of Columbia metropolitan area. An attorney at Ascalon Lex, PLLC, his offices are located in Alexandria. His client base includes internet and software startup companies, and the work that Mr. Melus performs on their behalf includes the preparation of employment, noncompete and independent contractor agreements. Other matters that he handles include licensing and software reseller contracts, and he provides advice and counsel to companies on acquisitions and social media policies.

Mr. Melus also has a strong intellectual property background, and he puts it to use when counseling companies on trademark, copyright and trade secret protection and enforcement. His litigation experience includes online defamation and cases arising out of the federal Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act. Mr. Melus has had several articles published on topics relating to his practice area.

Mr. Melus attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as an undergraduate. He majored in Spanish literature and international relations and received a Bachelor of Arts in 2005. After working as a staff assistant for a North Carolina member of Congress, Mr. Melus enrolled at American University Washington College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor with honors in 2013. While he was in law school, he was a legal fellow with the U.S. Department of Justice and served as a legislative fellow with the U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. Melus joined Ascalon Lex, PLLC, in December 2013. Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese as well as English, he is admitted to practice in Virginia.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Technology Transactions (80%)

Civil Litigation (20%)

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top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019

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About Gregory Melus

Admitted: 2013, Virginia

Professional Webpage: https://ascalonlex.com/aLex/about/about.php

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • ICSB: International Council of Small Business World Conference, Entrepreneurship Law: the Legal Environment for Technology Based SMEs, June 18, 2016
  • TRPC: The Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy, Media, Intellectual Property, and Security, September 28, 2013
  • MoDev East: Master The Mobile Market, Intellectual Property, the Final Frontier: Protecting Web Design without Restricting Code, December 12, 2013
  • Gregory Melus, True Grit: Going Out with Blaze of Glory, 32 Alexandria Bar Association: OYEZ. 1, 5 (Jan. 2014)
  • Gregory Melus, Forge Apprenticeships to Spark a Renaissance in Law , American Bar Association Law Practice Today (JAN. 2014)
  • Gregory Melus, Comment, When Parallel Tracks Cross: Application of the New Insider Trading Regulations Under Dodd-Frank Derails , 6 J. Legal Tech. Risk Mgmt. 1, 75 (2012)
  • Gregory Melus, Trade Dress 2.0: Trademark Protects in Web Design What Copyright Does Not, American Intellectual Property Law Association (Summer 2014) (forthcoming)

Educational Background:

  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., Bachelor of Arts, Major: Spanish Literature and International Relations
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Office Location for Gregory J. Melus

301 North Fairfax Street
Suite 207
Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 703-485-7717

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Last Updated: 2/20/2018

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