Melissa Dalziel

Alston & Bird

Melissa is counsel in Alston & Bird’s Atlanta office. Melissa’s practice has centered around advising clients and attorneys on legal developments and best practices related to electronic discovery, data privacy, and response to cybersecurity breaches. She has conducted PII/GDPR reviews on behalf of European clients suing in the U.S. and clients that have experienced data breaches. Melissa has reviewed more than 20 generative AI legal tools, as well as conducted extensive trials of four tools, using them on live cases, and is working with two providers to assist in developing their tools. She also advises clients regarding the development of AI use policies. Melissa is passionate about the intersection of generative AI and the law and believes that, in time, AI will transform workflows and provide attorneys with opportunities for greater job satisfaction and professional development.