Melissa L. Markey, CISSP

Attorney | Denver

Phone: (248) 740-7505
| Fax: (248) 740-7501

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About Melissa

Melissa Markey, CISSP, focuses her practice on developing practical, operationally focused cybersecurity, privacy and life sciences recommendations for clients. Her patient care background and qualification as a Certified Information Services Security Professional ("CISSP") allows her to bring a functional perspective to complex privacy, security and research issues with a focus on solutions that work in the real world. She has significant experience with medical device cybersecurity and cross-border privacy transactions. She assists with risk assessments, incident and breach response, and information governance, as well as IRB issues, clinical trial agreements, conflicts of interest, advice regarding research operations and structure and research misconduct inquiries and investigations. Melissa also provides counsel regarding emergency legal preparedness, patient care issues and the clinician-technology interface. She is licensed as an attorney in Texas, Michigan, Utah and Colorado, is a licensed paramedic and is a Fellow of the American Health Law Association.


St. Louis University, B.A. - 1984

St. Louis University School of Law, J. D., summa cum laude - 1991


  • Texas - 1991
  • Michigan - 1992
  • Utah - 2014
  • Colorado - 2017


  • American Health Law Association - Former Board Member
  • State Bar of Michigan - Health Care Law, Computer Law, and Intellectual Property Sections
  • National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
  • Alpha Sigma Nu
  • Psi Chi
  • Order of Woolsack
  • Health Care Compliance Association
  • Food and Drug Law Institute
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • American Bar Association
  • The Sedona Conference Working Group on International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure
  • Sedona Conference Working Group 11 Data Security and Privacy Liability


  • Private practice (1999-2004)
  • In-House Counsel, The Detroit Medical Center (1995-1999)
  • Private practice (1991-1995)