Melanie Haywood is an associate in Chapman's Commercial Lending Group and a member of the Banking and Financial Services Department. Her practice is focused on the representation of banks and other financial institutions in the structuring, documentation, and negotiation of a variety of secured and unsecured credit facilities. Her experience includes transactions across a range of industries involving asset-based lending, leveraged financing, acquisition financing, and sponsor finance.

Melanie participated in Chapman's summer associate program in 2018 and joined the firm in 2019. During law school, Melanie served as a fellow at the Mary and Michael Jaharis Health Law Institute.


Melanie R. Haywood, The Prize is Right: Amending the MPA to Put Patients First, 68 DePaul L. Rev.(2019).


DePaul University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2019

  • Assistant Executive Editor, DePaul Law Review

Michigan State University, B.A., Political Science, 2016



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