Melanie is an associate in the Boston office where she focuses on employment litigation and counseling. She represents employers in a wide range of litigation matters, including allegations of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and wrongful termination in state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies. Melanie also represents employers in wage and hour matters before the New Hampshire Department of Labor. In addition, Melanie is a part of Ogletree Deakins’ Drug Testing Practice Group and counsels employers on drug testing laws and marijuana legislation, and has experience in drafting drug testing policies.
Before joining the firm, Melanie was an associate at a litigation boutique in Greensboro, North Carolina, practicing business and employment litigation. Melanie graduated cum laude Wake Forest University School of Law, earning the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) Outstanding Student Award. While in law school, she served as an Articles Editor for the Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law and was Project Co-Coordinator for Expungement Clinic. Melanie graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Carolina.