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Melissa C. Danforth

Melissa C. Danforth

General Counsel, Life Sciences
Life Sciences


Ms. Danforth joined Bain Capital in 2018. She is the General Counsel for Life Sciences.

Prior to joining Bain Capital, Ms. Danforth was a corporate attorney at Ropes & Gray, LLP in Boston, primarily focused on private equity.  Before attending law school, Ms. Danforth served with the U.S. Department of State as special assistant to the U.S. Ambassador to Ireland and as an associate director in The White House Executive Office of the President.


Ms. Danforth received a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law and a B.A. in political science from Northeastern University.  Ms. Danforth is a member of the state bar of Massachusetts and New York.