Melissa S. Alwang

  • Partner
  • 885 Third Avenue
  • New York, NY 10022-4834
  • USA
  • T +1.212.906.1706


Melissa Alwang is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Finance Department and the Banking Practice. Ms. Alwang has decade-long experience representing clients in market leading transactions across a broad array of industries, such as industrials, technology, healthcare, and consumer.

She primarily handles the representation of major financial institutions in leveraged finance transactions, including international financings, acquisition financings, debtor-in-possession and exit financings, margin loan financings, and asset-based facilities.

Ms. Alwang handles a variety of transactions for institutions such as J.P. Morgan, Barclays, Credit Suisse, Citibank, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, and Deutsche Bank.

She is recommended by Chambers USA, Chambers Global, and The Legal 500. Clients specifically praise her expertise in multi-jurisdictional deals and note her knowledge of the European and Asian markets.

Ms. Alwang is a member of the firm’s Auction Intake and Income Partner / Counsel Review committees.


Thought Leadership

  • Final Section 956 Regulations Open the Door to Foreign Credit Support for US Corporate Borrowers -  June 03, 2019
  • US Tax Reform: Opportunities and Challenges for Leveraged Finance -  December 27, 2017
  • The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Review – US -  October 17, 2017
  • Tax Reform: Transaction Strategies for Uncertain Times  -  April 20, 2017
  • US Tax Reform: Strategies for Executing Transactions in the Face of Uncertainty -  March 02, 2017
  • Compliance Deadline Approaches for Leveraged Lending Final Guidance -  May 10, 2013
  • Shari'ah-Compliant Financings: New Opportunities for the US Market -  January 2009

“The industry guru on cross-border deals”

Chambers USA 2020
Bar Qualification
  • New York
  • JD, Fordham University School of Law, 1997
    Magna Cum Laude; Order of the Coif
  • MFA, School of Visual Arts, 1988
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania, 1986
  • Aerospace, Defense & Government Services
  • Retail & Consumer Products
  • Industrials & Manufacturing
  • Banking
  • Capital Markets
  • Restructuring & Special Situations
  • Islamic Finance