Ms Melissa Rodriguez > Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10178-0060
United States

Work Department

Latin America Team; Labor & Employment


Melissa advises clients on the full spectrum of labor and employment law matters. This includes including single-plaintiff, class, and collective action litigation (both wage and hour and discrimination claims); wage and hour and other employment counseling; traditional labor work. In her litigation practice, she represents employers in individual, class, and collective action litigation, and in administrative agency actions concerning federal and state labor and employment statutes. Her clients hail from sectors including the retail, airline, transportation, food services and financial services industries.  Melissa routinely counsels employers with operations in Puerto Rico and represents employers in federal litigation and administrative matters in Puerto Rico.


While in law school, Melissa externed with Judge Sonia Sotomayor at the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.


Yale University; Columbia University Law School

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Labor and employment > Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

(Next Generation Partners)

Melissa RodriguezMorgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP‘s greatly reputed group is regularly engaged in high-stakes disputes, ranging from class, collective and single-plaintiff cases, wage-and-hour and OSHA matters to whistleblower, discrimination and harassment claims. Practice head Grace Speights in Washington DC is a well versed litigator in the latter segment. The group’s strong standing with financial services clients is highlighted and New York’s Samuel Shaulson has particular experience in this sector. Michael BanksJoseph Costello and Sarah Bouchard are contacts with a wide-ranging practice in Philadelphia. Miami’s Anne Marie Estevez is a specialist in the retail and e-commerce industry. Noted practitioners also include Barbara Miller in Orange County, Stefanie Moll in Houston, New York’s David McManus, Melissa Rodriguez as well as Debra Fischer in Century City, and Lincoln Bisbee in Washington DC. The group had several new arrivals with Robert Sheeder in Dallas from Bracewell LLP in May 2019 and multiple attorneys from Sidley Austin LLP across the year, including Ami Wynne and Jonathan Lotsoff in Chicago as well as Douglas Hart and Jennifer Zargarof in Los Angeles.