Melissa A. Barahona

Melissa A. Barahona’s practice focuses on all aspects of employment-related and commercial litigation before federal and state courts, administrative agencies and alternative dispute resolution bodies.  Her employment experience includes defense of claims of discrimination, harassment/hostile work environment, and retaliation; disputes involving the enforcement of employment contracts and restrictive covenants; and tort claims arising out of the employment relationship, such as breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition and tortious interference.  Her commercial litigation experience includes high-stakes disputes involving business torts and breach of contract.

Melissa also advises clients on a broad variety of issues, including terminations and other disciplinary actions; employment and separation agreements; investigations of alleged harassment and other employee misconduct; employment policies and practices; and litigation avoidance.

Melissa also devotes her time to a number of pro bono matters.  She has represented clients seeking asylum, as well as clients in matrimonial and custody matters.

Melissa has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, by Chambers USA as an Associate to Watch in Labor and Employment and by Latino Leaders Magazine as a Latino Lawyer to Keep on the Watch.