Melissa Muro LaMere is a member of Maslon's Litigation Group and focuses her practice on litigation involving non-competition agreements, trade secrets, business torts, and unfair competition and trade practices. Melissa enjoys working with clients to protect their business assets in a competitive marketplace. She serves on the boards for the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association and Minnesota Infinity Project, and she is also a member of Maslon's Diversity Committee.

Melissa is a cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, where she was a managing editor of the Minnesota Journal of International Law and student director of the Human Rights Litigation & International Legal Advocacy Clinic. During law school Melissa was also active in the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association Mentorship Program and Latino Law Student Alliance. She received her undergraduate degree in economics with quantitative emphasis from the University of Minnesota. Before becoming an attorney, Melissa held various positions in the Office of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar.

Selected Experience

  • Assisted the Maslon team in successfully obtaining a preliminary injunction prohibiting former employee of major medical device manufacturer from selling or supporting the sale of competitive products for his new employer.
  • Obtained a favorable settlement for client after extensive discovery revealed that its former employees had misappropriated confidential information for the benefit of their new employer.

Professional Activities

Federal Bar Association
Hispanic National Bar Association
Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association: Board Member 2013-present, Treasurer 2015-2017, Secretary 2013-2014
Minnesota Infinity Project: Board Member 2016-present
ABA Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy: Summer 2015

PRESENTATIONS

"The Interplay Between Noncompete Agreements and Trade Secrets Law: Protecting the Assets that Drive Your Business," Contracts in Context II, ACC Minnesota, 2017
March 7, 2017

Recognition

North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2012-2013, 2016 (North Star Lawyer is a designation that recognizes members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services in a calendar year.)

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Bar Admissions
Minnesota, 2012
Education
University of Minnesota Law School
J.D., cum laude, 2012
University of Minnesota
B.A., 2009
Major: Economics with quantitative emphasis
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