Melissa Andrews Zierk
Melissa Andrews Zierk is managing director, general counsel at R.J. O'Brien & Associates. She was appointed to that position on January 23, 2013. She also has served on the Futures Industry Association’s Law & Compliance Division Executive Committee since May 2012.
Zierk was previously associate general counsel at R.J. O'Brien, beginning in late 2010. Before joining RJO, she was an Associate in International Finance and Banking for the law firm Lovells LLP (now Hogan Lovells LLP) in New York. Previously, she was an Associate in Structured Finance at Thacher Proffitt & Wood LLP (now SNR Denton LLP), also in New York. While in law school, she served as the Summer Honors Intern in the Division of Enforcement at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Zierk received a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Rice University in Houston. She earned a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington. She is admitted to the Bar in Illinois and New York and is a member of the Chicago Bar Association.
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