Marissa Newton is an attorney in Maslon's Corporate & Securities Group advising clients on a range of corporate and transactional needs. She focuses on trademark matters, complex commercial transactions, commercial contracts, and general corporate law.
Through prior in-house and outside general counsel roles, including with a firm she co-founded, Marissa has gained considerable experience in business formation, strategic business planning, drafting and negotiating complex contracts, drafting regulatory plans, managing business acquisitions, conducting risk assessment analyses, assessing data privacy and cybersecurity concerns, and managing intellectual property matters, including clearance, brand research, and defense support.
Marissa earned her juris doctor from Hamline University School of Law, where she volunteered at the law school clinic as a certified student attorney representing low income individuals in disputes with the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Marissa also participated as a competitor and coach in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. Marissa earned a certificate in global arbitration law and practice from Queen Mary University in London after graduating from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor's degree in communication studies.