Melanie Gross '91
Melanie is Senior Director & Associate General Counsel at Genentech, Inc. Melanie joined the Genentech Legal Department in 2008. Melanie currently leads a team of nine senior attorneys that support Genentech's non-Oncology Business Unit advising in the areas of FDA law and regulations, antitrust, privacy, market access, manufacturing, and some digital health. Prior to joining Genentech, Melanie was an Associate in the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm, King & Spalding in the FDA & Life Sciences Practice Group.
Melanie is passionate about the personal and professional development of others. Melanie motivates, inspires, challenges, and supports the people she leads and helps them grow, learn, and thrive. On her own initiative, Melanie has championed diversity and inclusion, sponsoring programs to increase awareness of unconscious bias, and helped form and chaired the Legal
Department’s diversity committee, IDEAL (Inclusion & Diversity: Excellence & Action in Legal). Melanie has been an active member of the Genentech Women Professionals organization. Her leadership was recognized in 2018 when she received the GWP Emerging Leader Award.