Melinda Meade Meyers’ practice focuses on federal regulatory law as it pertains to natural resources and public lands. She represents Alaska Native corporations, concessioners, public lands user groups, zoos and aquariums, and others on regulatory compliance matters, corporate governance, and strategic business decisions related to permitting and government contracting.
Melinda’s expertise includes national park concessions, wildlife and animal law, and litigation. She has experience advocating for clients before various courts, Congress, and administrative agencies in matters involving the Endangered Species Act, Animal Welfare Act, Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation 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 legislative and regulatory changes impacting their businesses.
Prior to joining the firm, Melinda was an Associate in the D.C. office of an Alaska-based law firm, where she focused on wildlife and Alaska Native issues.
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 in various capacities at the American Recreation Coalition, where she collaborated in the development and implementation of nationwide programs and initiatives promoting outdoor recreation industries.
Melinda is originally from Anchorage, Alaska.