Partner Melissa Muro LaMere Featured for the Second Consecutive Year in the 2022 POWER 30: Employment Law by Minnesota Lawyer
April 28, 2022
Maslon is pleased to announce that Melissa Muro LaMere, partner in Maslon's Labor & Employment Group, has been featured for the second consecutive year in Minnesota Lawyer's POWER 30: Employment Law. POWER 30 is a feature that examines the power brokers who lead and influence the Minnesota legal community, with a focus on those "whose mere presence on a case signifies the stakes, who have influenced the direction of the law, whose leadership in the community is pervasive, and whose respect within the bar is undeniable."
Melissa represents clients in employment and business-to-business disputes, and has worked closely with many of them on COVID-related questions and DEI issues. Remote and hybrid work is an important tool employers can use to recruit and retain diverse talent, especially in this competitive labor market. But hybrid work can also lead to a two-tiered workforce, she said, in which people who opt to work from home more—disproportionately women, people of color, and employees with disabilities—are seen as less dedicated and receive fewer opportunities for advancement.
To read the feature, go to: Minnesota Lawyer, "The POWER 30: Melissa Muro LaMere" (subscription required).
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 was selected as a 2020 40 Under 40 Honoree by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, and she was recognized as a 2019 "Top Lawyer Under 40" by the Hispanic National Bar Association, an award recognizing lawyers who have demonstrated professional excellence, integrity, leadership, commitment to the Hispanic community, and dedication to improving the legal profession. 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. In 2021, she was appointed by the United States District Court to the Merit Selection Panel, which advises on the selection of new U.S. magistrate judges to serve in Minneapolis or St. Paul. Melissa chairs Maslon's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and is co-chair of the firm's Diverse Attorneys Resource Group.