Melis Atalay

Associate || Los Angeles

Melis is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Ogletree Deakins. Melis defends employers against wage and hour class action and PAGA claims. She also defends employers against single-plaintiff claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, whistleblower retaliation, defamation, breach of contract, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. She also has experience defending employers in labor arbitrations. Melis has been selected as a Rising Star of Employment Law, which recognizes the top 2.5% of attorneys in each state.

Melis attended UC Hastings College of Law on a Dean’s Scholarship. She served as a Moot Court TA and received the Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for her pro bono service. Melis obtained her Master of Arts from Sabanci University in Istanbul and her Bachelor of Arts from UC Berkeley.

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