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Melinda Meade Meyers Promoted to Of Counsel

September 22, 2021

We are pleased to announce that Melinda Meade Meyers has been promoted to Of Counsel in recognition of her excellent work in the firm's Land, Water, and Natural Resources and Native Affairs practices.

Co-Chair Nancy McNally commented, "Mindy has a valuable expertise in a range of areas, including natural resources and Native Affairs law, federal small business development programs, and national park concessions. She is active in business counseling, policy matters, and litigation. This is a well-earned promotion."

Raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Melinda offers clients important perspectives on issues related to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, and other natural resources statutes. Melinda also counsels Alaska Native corporations and Tribes on federal small business contracting and participation in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s business development programs, such as the 8(a) and HUBZone Programs. She helps clients navigate the complexities of program compliance and advises Native-owned firms on legal and policy changes impacting their businesses. 

Before attending law school, Melinda served as Director of Communications for the National Park Hospitality Association, a national organization representing U.S. national park concessioners. She also worked with the American Recreation Coalition, where she collaborated in the development and implementation of nationwide programs and initiatives promoting outdoor recreation industries. She holds a J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law and a Bachelor's degree from Cornell University. She can be reached at mmeademeyers@vnf.com or 202-298-1995.

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