Melissa Wiley

Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

Melissa Wiley is a member at Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered, where she specializes in tax controversy matters. She previously practiced at Ernst & Young, where she also spent time working in the firm’s general counsel’s office.  Prior to that, Melissa was an associate in the tax controversy practice at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. It was at Skadden that Melissa first became involved with Children’s Law Center, taking on guardian ad litem and caregiver cases, and later serving as Skadden’s representative on the CLC advisory board. She joined Children’s Law Center’s Board of Directors in 2013 and currently chairs CLC’s Emeritus Board. She holds an undergraduate degree in actuarial science and earned her JD from the Georgetown University Law Center. Melissa lives in Capitol Hill with her husband and son, who reminds her daily of why CLC and its work is so important.