Melissa Proffitt is the office managing partner of the Indianapolis Office of the Firm, former Managing Partner of the Firm, chairs the Agribusiness Group, co-chairs the Employee Benefits Group, chairs the Energy Group, and is responsible for business development initiatives for the Firm. She concentrates her practice in employee benefits with a focus on welfare benefit plans and qualified plans. She counsels regional and international clients on benefit issues, including plan formation and design.

Her benefit practice is concentrated in employee benefits on both regional and international levels. Her primary focus includes, but is not limited to, guidance in the design and formation of qualified pension and welfare benefit plans; compliance with the new health care reform act (PPACA); general consulting on benefit matters; administrative and compliance benefit advice; benefit issues involved in acquisitions and mergers; implementation of welfare benefit plans including cafeteria plans, health plans, and VEBAs; tax and benefit issues regarding independent contractors; issues regarding plan qualification, private letter rulings and plan terminations; design and implementation of non-qualified employee plans such as funded and unfunded deferred compensation agreements and supplemental retirement plans; communication issues; plan audits; and Medicare coordination.

As chair of the Energy Group, Melissa has represented energy, utility and pipeline companies including Citizens Energy Group, Indianapolis Power & Light Company, Energy Systems Group, Inc. and Vectren Corporation with many of their legal needs. Specifically, Melissa represents the energy industry with regard to performance contracting, human resources, legislative, benefit, and labor and employment issues.

Her practice as chair of the Agribusiness Group involves representation of numerous agriculture-related clients with regard to all legal needs. She is involved in economic development initiatives and coordinates with state and federal agencies focused on agricultural and energy initiatives. She is active in the Indiana Governor's and Lieutenant Governor's agricultural trade missions and initiatives.

Melissa is an accomplished attorney and community leader. She is active in politics and the Republican party, from the community to a national level. She is often invited to share her knowledge at speaking events for a wide variety of professional organizations and has been recognized in a number of business journals and community publications as an outstanding leader and attorney. Melissa also participates on the boards of many community organizations and volunteers her time for causes supporting economic development, diversity, and women's issues.

Melissa holds a Bachelor of Arts, with distinction, from Indiana University-Bloomington, where she was the recipient of a merit scholarship and consistently made the Dean's List, graduating in 1982. She received her juris doctorate in 1985 from the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, cum laude. Melissa is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma, and Alpha Lambda Delta honorary fraternities.

For a full list of Melissa's accomplishments, please see the categories of "Memberships," "Awards & Recognitions," "Published In," "Speaking Engagements," "Community Involvement" and "Internal Committees."
 
Representative Clients
  • AES Corporation
  • Agribusiness Council of Indiana
  • Aisin Holdings of America, Inc.
  • Allison Transmission, Inc.
  • American Trim, LLC
  • American United Life Insurance Company
  • AquaCulture Enterprises
  • Beck's Hybrids
  • Bell Aquaculture
  • CGB Enterprises, Inc.
  • CICP Foundation, Inc.
  • CountryMark Refining and Logistics, LLC
  • Culligan International
  • Escalade, Inc.
  • First Farmers Bank and Trust
  • FirstGroup America
  • Freudenberg-NOK, G.P.
  • GSI Group LLC
  • Halderman Farm Management
  • Illinois Soybean Association
  • Illinois Soybean Program Operating Board
  • Indiana Black Expo, Inc.
  • Indiana Corn Growers Association
  • Indiana Corn Marketing Council
  • Indianapolis Power & Light
  • Indy Chamber
  • Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
  • Ivy Tech Foundation, Inc.
  • Lords Seed
  • Monroe County Community School Corporation
  • Oerlikon Fairfield
  • Old National Bank
  • Purdue University
  • Remy Inc.
  • Select Milk Producers, Inc.
  • Soy Aquaculture Alliance
  • Teays River Investments, LLC
  • The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice
  • The Orchard School
  • Trupointe Cooperative, Inc.
  • University of Southern Indiana
  • Vectren Corporation
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Firm Publications
Published In
  • Featured in the Integrating Woman Leaders Foundation Conference Highlight Video in August 2016
  • Featured in “2016 Women in the Law” by Best Lawyers Business Edition, Spring 2016.
  • Mentioned in “Republican delegates divided on what their job is” in Gloucester Times on May 02, 2016.
  • Mentioned in “GOP delegates divided on what their job is” in Meadville Tribune on May 01, 2016.
  • Mentioned in “Trump Praises Sanders But Faces Struggle to Win Over His Voters” by Solo News on May 01, 2016.
  • Mentioned in “GOP delegates split on what their job is” by Claremore Daily Progress on April 29, 2016.
  • Featured in "Indiana GOP delegates divided on what their job is" by CNHI Washington Reporter on April 29, 2016.
  • Mentioned in "Kasich's Indiana allies rebel against Cruz pact" by Politico on April 26, 2016.
  • Mentioned in "Kasich Undercuts His Own Deal with Cruz, Because that's John Kasich" in The Daily Wire on April 27, 2016
  • Mentioned in "IN Focus: Indiana GOP chairman says delegate process isn't rigged" by Fox59 on April 24, 2016.
  • Mentioned in "John Kasich to visit Indiana next Tuesday" by WTHR, Wane.com, Indy Star and The State House File on April 21, 2016.
  • Mentioned in "John Kasich to hold two events in Indiana Tuesday" WTHR on April 20, 2016.
  • Mentioned in "Winnecke, Parke to work with Kasich in Indiana primary" by the Evansville Courier & Press on April 20, 2016.
  • Mentioned in "Indiana GOP names delegates to Republican National Convention" by Indy Star on April 14, 2016.
  • Mentioned in "Here are Indiana's 57 delegates & why their vote for President matters more than your" by Fox59 on April 14, 2016.
  • Mentioned in "CICF Names New Board Leadership" by Inside Indiana Business on March 25, 2016.
  • Quoted in "Women are leading the way in law firms," The Indiana Lawyer, July 15, 2015
  • Featured in "Funding to Provide Teens with Summer Jobs," WISH TV, July 7, 2015
  • Featured in "DPS Announces $28,000 in Summer Job Grants," Indy Politics, July 7, 2015
  • Quoted in "DPS Director Troy Riggs Resigns," Indianapolis Recorder, June 25, 2015
  • Quoted in "$22M HQ to raise profile of asset-rich Liberty Fund," Indianapolis Business Journal on February 21, 2015
  • Featured in “Lawyers on the Move,” Indiana Lawyer, February 4, 2015
  • Featured in "On the Move," Indy Star, January 25, 2015
  • Featured in "Ice Miller Names Office Managing Partner," The International Association of Managing Partners Newsletter, January 25, 2015
  • Featured in “Who’s been hired and promoted in Indy? (January 15 – 21, 2015), Indy Star
  • Featured in Robert H. McKinney School of Law Newsletter, “Melissa Proffitt Reese, '85, Named Office Managing Partner at Ice Miller in Indianapolis,January 20, 2015
  • Featured in "Ice Miller Names Office Managing Partner, " Inside Indiana Business, Inside Edge Newsletter and Big Wigs Newsletter, January 15, 2015
  • Overcoming Business Challenges in a State of Innovation, Ice Miller 2015 Agribusiness Guide
  • Featured in "The Traditional Suit Still Rules When In Court," Indiana Lawyer, September 24, 2014
  • Featured in "The Foundations of Freedom," Women's Philanthropy at Indiana University, newsletter, 2014
  • Interviewed by WFYI-FM Radio regarding the Indianapolis Department of Public Safety's 5k Run Event to Raise Money for Teen Summer Jobs, June 5, 2014
  • Featured in, along with video segment, "DPS to hold 5k run/walk fund raiser for teen summer jobs," Fox59 News, May 14, 2014
  • Featured in the City of Indianapolis Department of Public Safety, newsletter, April 10, 2014
  • "What Melissa Would Tell Her 18 Year Old Self," featured in the Women's Fund of Central Indiana, Blog and news column, February 11, 2014
  • Interviewed in, "Answering Questions About Health Care," Brownfield Agriculture Today, December 26, 2013
  • Featured in, "Health Care Reform Expected to Affect Agribusinesses," AgriNews, December 12, 2013
  • Featured in, along with video segment, "Plans Unveiled for New Criminal Justice Center," Fox59 News, December 11, 2013
  • Featured in, "Volunteer of the Year," Biz Voice, November/December 2013
  • Featured in, along with video segment, "Agribusinesses Meet to Understand and Plan for Impact of Health Care Reform," Hoosier Ag Today, November 25, 2013
  • Published "What is Leadership?," featured in the Career Outlook section of Fall 2013 Alpha Chi Omega magazine,The Lyre
  • Published "A Successful Trade Mission," Inside Indiana Business, September 18, 2013
  • Mentioned in "Telling State's Story in Japan," The Indianapolis Star, September 6, 2013
  • Published "Indiana And Japan: Success Breeds Success," Inside Indiana Business, September 3, 2013
  • Published "Ballard's Trade Mission Critical For Development," Indianapolis Business Journal, August 26, 2013.
  • Published "Christel DeHaan Helping Students Around The World," The IIndianapolis Star, August 7, 2013
  • Featured in, along with video segment, "New Safety Organization to Meet Wednesday," WishTV, July 10, 2013
  • Interviewed in, "Matthew Tully: Police, Firefighters Risk It All, So Let's Say Thanks," IndyStar.com, July 3, 2013
  • Interviewed in "Business Heavyweights Raising Cash for Cops Through Foundation" Indiana Business Journal, June 22, 2013
  • Interviewed in "New foundation aims to solicit business support for those who protect city" Fox59, broadcast June 13, 2013
  • Featured in "International Center Announces Board Officers," Inside Indiana Business: Big Wigs & New Gigs, June 7, 2013
  • Highlighted in "Honoring Influence WOI Speaker Extols Virtues Of Leadership," The Tribune-Star, April 12, 2013
  • Featured, with Kay Pashos, in "Stepping Outside The Career Comfort Zone," The Indiana Lawyer, March 27, 2013
  • Featured, with Kay Pashos, in "Ice Miller Finds Utility in Kay Pashos' Executive Past," Indiana Business Journal, March 9, 2013
  • Mentioned in "Philanthropy: Greater Indy Chamber Elects New Leaders," Indiana Business Journal, December 24-30, 2012
  • Quoted in "Indy's New Public Safety Director, Troy Riggs, Has Reputation As A Leader Who Listens," The Indianapolis Star, October 28, 2012
  • Mentioned in "Mayor Ballard heads to Australia in search of new Indy business opportunities," The Indianapolis Star, September 20, 2012
  • Quoted in "Hire Signals Same Goal: Reform," The Indianapolis Star, September 18, 2012
  • Featured in the Women's Fund of Central Indiana, Blog and news column, September 11, 2012
  • Quoted and pictured in "Republican Convention Finale," The Indianapolis Star, August 31, 2012
  • "IRS Issues Guidance on 2013 Limit on Health Flexible Spending Arrangements," with Tara Schulstad Sciscoe, Terry A.M. Mumford, Christopher Sears, Mary Beth Braitman, and Shalina Schaefer, Health Lawyers Weekly, June 15, 2012
  • Mentioned in "People in the News," Indianapolis Business Journal, May 28, 2012
  • Quoted in "Recipe for Success: Cooking up a Winning Culture," BizVoice, May/June, 2012
  • "Multifaceted Career, Multiple Talents," Court & Commercial Record, May 2, 2012
  • Quoted in "Girls Inc. Honors Trailblazers," The Indianapolis Star, April 19, 2012
  • Featured in "Meridian-Kessler kitchen gets updated look that's rich in history," The Indianapolis Star, April 12, 2012
  • "Ice Miller Lawyer Contributes Far and Wide," Indianapolis Business Journal, April 7, 2012
  • "Lessons Learned from the Land of the Rising Sun," INside Edge Morning Briefing, October 5, 2011
  • Quoted in "Indiana Well-Positioned for More Japanese Business," Inside INdiana Business, September 28, 2011
  • "Four Generations - One Workplace - Can We All Work Together?" (reprint), Inside INdiana Business: Big Wigs & New Gigs, September 19, 2011
  • Quoted in "Are You a Happy Lawyer?," The Indiana Lawyer theindianalawyer.com, July 6, 2011
  • Quoted in "Reactions|Quotes on Mitch Daniels' announcement not to seek presidency," The Courier-Journal courier-journal.com, May 22, 2011
  • Quoted in "Republicans react with shock and disappointment over Mitch Daniels' decision," The Daily News Journal dnj.com, May 22, 2011
  • Quoted in "Daniels' decision a GOP shocker," Journal and Courier jconline.com, May 22, 2011
  • Interviewed in "Cheri Daniels to speak before 1K at Republican fund raiser" segment, Fox59 News, broadcast May 12, 2011
  • Quoted in "Is Cheri Daniels Ready to Take the Plunge?", The Indianapolis Star, May 11, 2011
  • Featured in "Leadership in Law" supplement to The Indiana Lawyer, April 27, 2011
  • Quoted in "Politics Pivotal in Legal World," The Indiana Lawyer, Dec. 22, 2010
  • Quoted in "And Then There Was 1 Leading Candidate," The Indianapolis Star, Dec. 21, 2010 (Final Edition)
  • Quoted in "Skillman's Surprise Decision Narrows Gubernatorial Candidate Pool," The Indianapolis Star, Dec. 21, 2010
  • Quoted in "Decisions, Decisions: Will Pence and Bayh Run? Our Next Governor?," The Indianapolis Star, Dec. 6, 2010
  • Mentioned in "Talk of Our Town - A Half Century = $1,400," The Indianapolis Star, Nov. 28, 2010
  • Featured blogger for Governor Daniels' Trade Mission to China and Japan, INside Edge, November 2010
  • Interviewed in "Energy, Agriculture and Politics," Brownfield Ag News for America, Oct. 18, 2010
  • Mentioned in "Consultant to Further Help City with IMPD Reforms" as member of Department of Public Service Commission on Reform, The Indianapolis Star, Oct. 4, 2010
  • "Fashionable event helps others," The Indianapolis Star, Sept. 28, 2010
  • "Board Member Profile: Melissa Proffitt Reese," Women's Fund Focus, Vol. 12, Issue 2, September 2010.
  • Mentioned in "Panel Raises Controversy" as member of Indianapolis Department of Public Safety advisory panel, The Indianapolis Star, Aug. 15, 2010
  • Mentioned in "Board to Advise Officials on Public Safety" as member of newly named advisory board to Indianapolis Department of Public Safety, The Indianapolis Star, Aug. 12, 2010
  • "President Obama Signs Pension Funding Relief Bill," with Marc Sciscoe, Craig Burke and Chris Fowler, Employee Benefits e-Update, July 7, 2010
  • "Initial Guidance on Early Retiree Reinsurance Program," with Chris Sears and Shalina Schaefer, Executive Memo of the Indiana Manufacturer's Association, May 2010
  • "HDHP and HSA Annual Limits Remain the Same for 2011," with Chris Sears, Tara Schulstad Sciscoe, Mary Beth Braitman and Terry A.M. Mumford, Employee Benefits e-Update, May 28, 2010
  • Featured blogger for City of Indianapolis Trade Mission to India, INside Edge Morning Briefing, April 27-May 3, 2010
  • Mentioned in "Ballard, Economic Delegation Leaving for India," The Indianapolis Star, April 23, 2010
  • "Changing the Rules: GINA Impacts Health Risk Assessments," with Chris Sears, BizVoice Magazine, January/February 2010
  • Mentioned in "People in the News" for election to Women's Fund of Central Indiana Advisory Board, Indianapolis Business Journal, Jan. 25, 2010
  • Mentioned in "On the Move" for election to Women's Fund of Central Indiana Advisory Board, The Indianapolis Star, Jan. 11, 2010
  • Mentioned in "Government and Business Leader of the Year Named" as recipient of "Volunteer of the Year" award, INside Edge Morning Briefing, Nov. 11, 2009
  • "2009 Volunteer of the Year - Melissa Proffitt Reese," BizVoice, November/December 2009
  • "Four Generations - One Workplace. Can We All Work Together?" The NAWIC Image, August/September 2009
  • Featured blogger for Governor Daniels' Trade Mission to China and Japan, INside Edge, September 2009.
  • Quoted in audio article "Delegation Building New Relationships in Brazil," INside Edge, July 30, 2009
  • Featured blogger for Mayor Ballard's Economic Development Trip to Brazil, INside Edge, July-August 2009
  • Mentioned in Indianapolis Star's "Zoobilation" feature, June 21, 2009
  • "Four Generations - One Workplace: Can We All Work Together?" Affirmative Action Register, April 2009 (Update to the original 2007 article listed below.)
  • Quoted in "Back Door to the Top," AmericanLawyer.com, June 1, 2009
  • "Women Leading the Way: Differences Exist in Style, Not Ability," BizVoice Magazine Web Exclusive, Nov. 11, 2008
  • Quoted in "Hoosiers React to McCain's Running Mate," The Indianapolis Star, Aug. 30, 2008
  • Quoted in "Ice Miller Launches Agribusiness Strategies Initiative," Brownfield Network, Jan. 18, 2008
  • Quoted in "Mayor-Elect Working on Building Team," WTHR.com, Dec. 20, 2007
  • Quoted in "Ice Miller LLP Announces Launch of Agribusiness Legal Services," icemiller.com, Dec. 10, 2007
  • Quoted in "Ice Miller to Provide Agribusiness Legal Services," INside Edge Midday Report, Dec. 10, 2007.
  • Quoted in "Firm Unveils Ag Practice," Indianapolis Business Journal, Dec. 10, 2007
  • Featured in "Chamber Names New Board Members," INside Edge Morning Briefing, Dec. 5, 2007
  • Quoted in "Reactions," Indianapolis Business Journal, Nov. 12-18, 2007
  • Featured in "City Hall Braces for Major Shake-Up," The Indianapolis Star, Nov. 11, 2007
  • Quoted in "Ballard's 'Brain Trust' – 15 Who Helped: Mayor-Elect Ballard Announces His Executive Committee," Indianapolis Star, Nov. 10, 2007
  • Featured in "Ballard's Next Move: Drafting His Support Staff," The Indianapolis Star, Nov. 7, 2007
  • Quoted in "Rising to the Top," Indianapolis Woman, June 2007
  • Quoted in audio article "Indiana Trade Delegation Prepares to Leave for Germany, UK," INside Indiana's Morning Briefing, May 11, 2007
  • Featured blogger for State Trade Missions to Germany and UK and to Japan, INside Indiana E-newsletter, May and September 2007
  • Quoted in audio feature "Indiana Trade Delegation Prepares to Leave for Germany, UK," INside Indiana's Morning Briefing, May 11, 2007
  • "Four Generations, One Workplace" with Tiffany Sharpley, INside Edge E-newsletter Morning Briefing, April 24, 2007
  • Quoted in "Gora the Explorer," Indianapolis Business Journal, March 10, 2007
  • Quoted in "Racing Toward Retirement," BizVoice, January/February 2007
  • "Legal Challenges: How Melissa Proffitt Reese Builds Relationships to Make Ice Miller a Stronger Organization," Smart Business Indianapolis, January 2007
  • "Employee Benefits of the Future," with Linda Rowings and Tiffany Sharpley, Employee Benefit Plan Review, January 2007
  • Quoted in "Does Gender Matter in Politics?" Indianapolis Business Journal, Dec. 11, 2006
  • Quoted in "Are Women Equal in Law Firms?" Indianapolis Business Journal, November 2006
  • Featured in "Firm's Lawyers Applaud Its Commitment to Diversity," The Indianapolis Star, November 2006
  • Featured in "Salaries Get Boost," The Indiana Lawyer, November 2006
  • "Gulf Zone Opportunity Act Revises Definition of Dependent," with Katrina Clingerman, Employee Benefits E-Update, Sept. 11, 2006
  • Featured in "Queen Bees Author to Speak Here," Indianapolis Star, Aug. 28, 2006
  • Featured in "People," Indianapolis Business Journal, Aug. 21, 2006
  • Featured in "Women in Law," Managing Partner Magazine, August 2006
  • "Daniels Helps State Compete Globally," Indianapolis Business Journal, Aug. 7, 2006
  • Featured in "People on the Move," The Indianapolis Star, July 17, 2006
  • Featured in "Indiana's Best Lawyers – Who are the 340 Attorneys Picked by Their Peers?" Indiana Business Magazine, June 2006 and June 2007
  • Featured blogger for State Trade Mission to Japan and South Korea, INside Indiana E-newsletter, June 2006
  • "Corner Office," The Indianapolis Star, May 15, 2006
  • "Women Leaders – Are They a Unique Commodity?" INside Edge E-newsletter and INside Indiana Business Web site, May 12, 2006
  • Featured in "Trade Mission Ends with Leads for Indiana Companies," INside Edge E-newsletter, January 2006
  • "Hurricanes Katrina and Rita Generate a Storm of Relief for Employee Benefit Plan Sponsors, Participants and Beneficiaries," with Jim Kemper and Tiffany Sharpley, Employee Benefits E-Update, Oct. 10, 2005
  • Featured blogger for State Trade Mission to Japan and Taiwan, INside Edge E-newsletter, August 2005
  • Featured in "People on the Move," The Indianapolis Star, Aug. 15, 2005
  • Featured in "Governor Hunting for Jobs," The Indianapolis Star, July 2005
  • Featured in "Locke Reynolds Elects New Leader," Indianapolis Business Journal, April 2005
  • Featured in "Lawmaker Gets Taste of Ireland at White House," The Indianapolis Star, March 2005
  • "New USERRA Requirements for Employers," with Katrina Clingerman, Employee Benefits E-Update, Feb. 4, 2005
  • "Plan Sponsors Should Ensure that Small Benefits are Cashed Out Before the March 28th Deadline," with Jim Kemper, Tracy Mounts and Stephanie Smithey, Employee Benefits E-Update, Jan. 13, 2005
  • "Women of Note," Indianapolis Woman Magazine, January 2005
  • Featured in "Legal Status," Indianapolis Woman Magazine, January 2005
  • Featured in "Women Blaze Trails For Others," "Women in Law 2004 Conference" (supplement to Indiana Lawyer), September 2004
  • Featured in "People - Law," Indianapolis Business Journal, August 2004
  • "Ice Miller's Proffitt Reese Balances Work with Family," The Indianapolis Star, Aug. 8, 2004
  • Recognized as Ice Miller's first female Managing Partner by Hildebrandt Headlines, July 16, 2004
  • "Woman Joins Helm of Ice Miller Law Firm," The Indianapolis Star, July 10, 2004
  • "Final COBRA Notice Regulations Issued," with Janine Bosley and Chris Sears, Employee Benefits E-Update, June 1, 2004.
  • "EEOC Votes to Limit Retiree Health Benefits," with Janine Bosley and Tara Schulstad Sciscoe, Employee Benefits E-Update, April 27, 2004
  • Featured in "People," Indianapolis Business Journal, March 2004
  • "GUST Determination Letter Applications Filed by Feb. 2, 2004 Will Be Timely," with Martha Hutzelman, Terry Mumford, and Eric Swank, Employee Benefits E-Update, Jan. 23, 2004
  • Quoted in "Serving Her Country Via the Courts: US Attorney Leads During Challenging Times," Indianapolis Business Journal, January 2004
  • "Help Your Employees Manage Skyrocketing Health Care Costs," with Chris Sears, Tiffany Sharpley and Stephanie Smithey, Employee Benefits E-Update, Sept. 18, 2003
  • "COBRA Strikes Again: Employers Need to Make Changes," with Ice Miller Employee Benefits Group, ICEnet.com, July 2003
  • Quoted in "Part-Timers Pursuing Benefits Can Use Firm's Policy as Guide," The Indianapolis Star, June 18, 2003
  • Featured in "Best Places to Work," Indianapolis Monthly, August 2002
  • Featured in "Significant New Requirements for Group Health Plans," Indiana Constructor, October/November 1997
  • Featured in "Health Care 1997-98 Legislative Update," Issues in Business, September 1997
  • Featured in "In Some Courts, It's Still a Man's World," Indianapolis Business Journal, 17, No. 26, 1996
  • Quoted in "Companies Prepare for Speedy 401(k) Rules," Indianapolis Business Journal 17, No. 24, 1996
  • "A Day as a Medical Intern," Indianapolis Medical Society Bulletin, 85, No. 7, 1996
  • "Coordinating Employee Benefits with the Americans with Disabilities Act," ALI-ABA Course Materials Journal, September 1993
  • "How to Coordinate Employee Benefits with the Americans with Disabilities Act," ALI-ABA Course Materials Journal, 17, No. 4, 1993
  • "Repeal of Code Section 89 – Good News, Bad News," Indianapolis Business Journal, 10, No. 36, 1989
  • "Strikes and the Obligation to Continue Group Health Coverage Under COBRA," Labor Law Journal, 39, No. 11, 1988
  • "Nondiscrimination Rules for Welfare Benefit Plans," Indianapolis Business Journal, 9, No. 4, 1988
Social Media
  • 1/28/15:  Grey Market Wine tweet:  #BOSS RT@Fanning4Council @ Gerry Dick NEW:  Congrats to Melissa Proffitt Reese.  Just named Office Managing Partner @ICEMILLERLLP@IIB
  • 1/27/15:  Pride Point:  Melissa Proffitt Reese ’85, named Office Managing Partner @IceMillerLLP Indy http://bit.ly/15DYvPt #leadership
  • 1/24/15:  IU McKinney Law Tweet:  Congratulations to Melissa Proffitt Reese ’85, named Office Managing Partner @ IceMillerLLP Indy http://bit.ly/15DYvPt #leadership
  • 1/15/15: Gerry Dick Tweet: “NEW: Congrats to Melissa Proffitt Reese. Just named Office Managing Partner @IceMillerLLP. Engaged community leader. @IIB”
  • 1/15/15: Gerry Dick Tweet: “Trending @IIB: @IceMillerLLP Names OMP; Snyder Stumps for Free Tuition; GE Louisville to Make Coffee Refrigerator. http://tinyurl.com/ylx4u6n
  • 1/15/15: Indy Chamber Tweet: “Congrats to our board member Melissa Proffitt Reese, named Managing Partner of @IceMillerLLP's #Indy office! http://ow.ly/HmRZV
  • 1/15/15: Women’s Fund of Central Indiana Facebook Post: “Congratulations to Melissa Proffitt Reese, new Managing Partner for Ice Miller.  Not only is Melissa tops in her firm, she is also the vice-chair on our Board.  Cheers to Melissa!”
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