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Melissa Muro LaMere Appointed to Hispanic National Bar Association's Latina Commission

November 20, 2019

Maslon is pleased to announce that Melissa Muro LaMere, attorney in Maslon's Labor & Employment and Litigation Groups, has been appointed to the Hispanic National Bar Association's (HNBA) Latina Commission. Since 1972, the HNBA has worked to represent the interests of Hispanic legal professionals in the U.S.

As a member of the Latina Commission, Melissa will work to develop programs and strategies for Latina lawyers and students to overcome barriers to entry and advancement into the profession. As a part of the Commission, she will also help to inform and shape the policies and priorities that affect women lawyers and the legal culture in which they practice, creating forums for the exchange and expression of the views of Latina lawyers, and serve as a voice to advocate for these views.

Melissa is an employment and business litigation attorney who enjoys working with clients to protect and grow their business in a competitive marketplace. She focuses her practice on the full spectrum of employment counseling and litigation matters in addition to business disputes involving non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, trade secrets, business contracts and torts, and unfair competition and trade practices.

Melissa is dedicated to advancing diversity in the profession and the community. She serves on the board of the Minnesota Infinity Project, an organization focused on gender disparity on the bench throughout the Eighth Circuit, and she previously served on the board of the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association, for which she also served as the co-chair of the Judicial Endorsements Committee. In 2019, Melissa was appointed by Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan to the Commission on Judicial Selection.

Melissa also maintains a robust pro bono practice, primarily serving as counsel to the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota in litigation involving individual constitutional rights and government transparency. She a member of Maslon's Diversity Committee, co-chair of Maslon's Diverse Attorney Resource Group, and is recognized as a 2019 "Top Lawyer Under 40" by the Hispanic National Bar Association. 

To learn more, go to: HNBA Latina Commission.


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