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 experience 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, and is a former Vice Chair of the firm’s Associates Committee.

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