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 Chambers USA where clients describe her as "very smart" and note that she "offers great insight," by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, by Latino Leaders Magazine as a Latino Lawyer to Keep on the Watch and by Best Lawyers on its Ones to Watch list.