James Melville-Ross is a Partner at Dentons Global Advisors and is based in the London office.
Mr. Melville-Ross has more than 25 years of experience in the industry, providing senior counsel to companies in areas such as reputation management, financial communications, employee relations, crisis and issues management, litigation, media relations and capital markets transactions.
He joins from FTI Consulting, where he established and led the Crisis Communications team and was recognized as one of the top 10 European members of Lawdragon’s 2021 Global 100 Leaders in Legal Strategy & Consulting. In his crisis role, Mr. Melville-Ross guided large and small companies through moments of significant reputational threat – cyber breaches, investor activism, litigation, pandemics, media investigations and product recalls. He has co-authored studies on crisis communications, including the ‘Anatomy of a crisis’ series.
Prior to setting up the Crisis Communications team, Mr. Melville-Ross led FTI’s Tech, Media and Telecoms team for 10 years. At FTI, Mr. Melville-Ross was a member of the EMEA Strategic Communications Steering Group and co-led the region’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and is passionate about creating an equitable culture at Dentons Global Advisors.
Mr. Melville-Ross is an ambassador for UK disability charity Scope, a fanatical advocate for disabled rights and a published author.