Melvin Wu represents companies in complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts. His practice includes matters involving business torts, unfair competition claims, shareholder class actions, health care, and alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). He has experience in all aspects of litigation, including drafting and responding to discovery, motion practice, and trial preparation, as well as in defending claims in arbitration.
Melvin has represented public and private companies in the consumer reporting, life sciences, medical device, financial services, construction, and health care industries. He has participated in internal investigations and served as counsel on complicated business disputes. He also advises clients on compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
Recent matters Melvin has handled include litigation for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Prime Healthcare in challenging inappropriately low reimbursement paid by health plans for out-of-network services based on "reasonable and customary" calculations. He also recently obtained dismissals of arbitration demands on the basis that the claims were not properly brought before the American Arbitration Association.
Melvin also has a strong commitment to pro bono. He is a member of Public Law Center Advocates, and he participated in the Jones Day Laredo Project in 2018 by providing access to the rule of law for detained asylum seekers. In addition, Melvin has represented low-income clients in unlawful detainer matters and in proceedings with the IRS, formulating offers in compromise as settlement for tax liabilities.
- Cornell University (J.D. 2017); University of California, Los Angeles (B.A. in Anthropology 2012, with a minor in Education; College Honors)
- Extern to the Honorable Deborah C. Servino, Superior Court of California, Orange County (2015)