Melissa Sibley

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Melissa Sibley joined the Office of General Counsel in 2015 and serves as Office Manager and Paralegal. Melissa first joined Rice as a paralegal and assumed her current position in 2016. Her experience at Rice has varied, with focus in contracts, employment, public information requests, compliance, corporate governance, and operations. Before joining Rice, Melissa spent 12 years as a litigation paralegal and executive assistant at an insurance company where she held a property and casualty insurance license. In this position, she handled internal and external audits, worked directly with regulatory officials, trained producers, and managed litigation with outside counsel. Earlier in her career, Melissa was a paralegal for a bankruptcy firm.

Melissa holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Houston-Downtown. She is an Advanced Certified Paralegal with the National Association of Legal Assistants and has held her paralegal certification since 2002. She is also a member of Higher Education Legal Managers and the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium.


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