Melanie Flaherty is a Lobbyist in the Government Relations Group, providing association management and assisting with lobbying on various issues including health care, human services, insurance, and higher education. Ms. Flaherty served as the legislative aide to the Deputy Speaker and has worked extensively on political campaigns. She has extensive experience with both state lobbying and campaign finance regulations. Ms. Flaherty serves on a local commission as well as chairing major fundraising events for the American Cancer Society. Melanie joined Robinson+Cole in 1994.