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Melissa Poole
Legal Counsel, Roll Law Group/Paramount Agricultural Companies

Fresno State

B.A. Political Science (2001)
  • Director of Government Affairs/Counsel for Roll Global, the parent company for Paramount Farming Company, Paramount Citrus, Paramount Farms, Fiji Water and POM Wonderful. Duties include management of policy and regulatory work at the local, state and federal level.
  • Former Maddy Institute intern for the State Senate Agriculture and Water Resources Committee under former State Senator and now Congressman Jim Costa.
  • Named a Southern California Super Lawyer Rising Star for two consecutive years while an associate attorney at Nossaman LLP.
  • Teaching environmental law as an adjunct professor at California State University, Bakersfield.
  • Graduate of the Kern County Leaders Academy and the Water Education Foundation Water Leaders Program.
  • Recipient of the Karen Dorey Book Award at UCLA School of Law, given to a law school graduate whose undergraduate degree is from a California State University campus.

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