Melis Atalay

Shareholder || Los Angeles

Melis focuses her practice defending employers against putative class and PAGA representative actions.  She has successfully defended clients in a variety of industries—including retail, logistics, recreational establishments, construction, and healthcare—against off-the-clock, meal and rest break, expense reimbursement, overtime calculation, and FCRA claims. She also has substantial experience auditing companies’ timekeeping and pay practices and policies to enhance wage-and-hour compliance. Melis enjoys representing employers in contentious single-plaintiff matters pertaining to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination. She has secured numerous walkaway resolutions with no client contribution, both in the wage-and-hour and single-plaintiff spaces.

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Admission to Practice

Professional Activities

  • National Association of Women Lawyers – Advocacy Committee
  • Muslim Bar Association of Southern California


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