Melissa Lee


Melissa Lee is Counsel at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. She provides legal support for the programmatic work of the foundation’s Education Program and Effective Philanthropy Group. Additionally, she is responsible for managing legal issues for the foundation’s communications team.

Melissa has over a decade of experience supporting non-profit organizations. Before joining the foundation, Melissa was corporate counsel at the Public Health Institute in Oakland, California. Prior to that, she worked with WestEd and the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan. Melissa began her career as an attorney at the law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto.

Melissa is a California native with a bachelor’s degree from the University of California San Diego and a law degree from Boston University School of Law. She is a member of the California Bar.

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