Melanie Stallings Williams is a professor and chair of the Department of Business Law at California State University, Northridge. She teaches at the graduate and undergraduate levels, with courses including traditional Business Law core courses along with Marketing Law, Intellectual Property Law, Ethics, Negotiation, in the MBA Introduction to Contemporary Business cross-disciplinary course and in the university’s Sustainability program. Her areas of academic research include antitrust law, intellectual property, biotechnology, small business programs and pedagogy.
Some publications include Michael A. Williams, Kevin Kreitzman, Melanie Stallings Williams & William M. Havens, Estimating Monopoly Power with Economic Profits, U.C. Davis Business Law Journal (Spring, 2010); Allan B. Cooper, Kim R. Greenhalgh, & Melanie Stallings Williams, Too Close For Comfort: Application of Shareholder’s Derivative Actions to Disputes Involving Closely Held Corporations, 9 U.C. Davis Business Law Journal Issue 2 (Spring, 2009); Gia Honnen Weisdorn, Melanie Stallings Williams & Linnea Bernard McCord, Directors' and Officers' Insurance: Don't Leave Home Without It! Business Law News (State Bar of California, Issue 1, 2006); Melanie Stallings Williams, W. Hosek and M. Williams, Strategies for Reducing Academic Dishonesty, 21 J. Legal Studies Education 87 (2003); R. Preston McAfee, Kenneth Hendricks, Joshua M. Fried, Melanie Stallings Williams & Michael A. Williams, Measuring Anticompetitive Effects of Mergers when Buyer Power is Concentrated, 79 Texas L. Rev. 1621 (2001), Joshua Fried, R. Preston McAfee, Michael A. Williams, Melanie Stallings Williams, Collusive Bidding in the Market for Corporate Control, 79 Nebraska L. Rev. 48, (2000), and R. P. McAfee, D. Vincent, M. Williams & M. Havens (Williams), Collusive Bidding in Hostile Takeovers, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, (MIT Press, 1994).
Professor Williams has a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Cruz and J.D. from Boston University School of Law. She is a member of the State Bar of California and practices in the areas of civil litigation, business matters and intellectual property.