Melanie Murakami


Los Angeles
t: 213.236.9063
f: 213.236.9060

Melanie Murakami
Melanie specializes in the representation of credit and liquidity providers in public finance, and has also acted as bond counsel, purchaser’s counsel, disclosure counsel and underwriters’ counsel, in a broad variety of public finance transactions, particularly in California.

Melanie joined the firm as a partner in 2009 and is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Melanie has extensive experience in short-term financings, including variable rate demand obligations and commercial paper, both as counsel to the credit and liquidity providers and as bond counsel, in a broad variety of public finance transactions, including lease revenue, assessment, special tax, teeter obligation, sales tax revenue, pension obligation, enterprise revenue bonds, certificates of participation, bond anticipation notes and commercial paper, and tax-exempt financings for universities, museums and hospitals.

Melanie’s practice also includes the representation of commercial banks in loans, lines of credit and prior placement purchases.

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Board Member, Asian Americans in Public Finance




  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A.
  • University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall), J.D.

Bar Admission

  • California