Melanie D. Lipomanis

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Melanie is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group and concentrates her practice on counseling and defending management-side employers in all areas of employment litigation, wage and hour claims, EEOC and unfair labor practice charges, OSHA investigations, and audits and investigations by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s/Homeland Security. Melanie partners closely with human resources and labor relations professionals to provide counsel on all aspects of the employment relationship; conducts internal investigations involving discrimination, harassment and ethics violations; and provides workforce training on anti-discrimination, diversity and inclusion, and ethics compliance.   

Melanie is the firm's liaison to the Law Firm Anti-Racism Alliance and a member of the New Jersey and New York State Bars, and serves on the New Jersey State Bar Committee on Higher Education, a member of DRI and serves on its Publications Committee, and teaches a class on employment law for Rutgers University.


Prior Relevant Industry and Governmental Experience
  • New Jersey State Judiciary, Appellate Division, Law Clerk to the Honorable Rudy B. Coleman, J.A.D.

Seconded Attorney for the following clients:

  • Johnson & Johnson, Interim Corporate Employment Counsel, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
  • Jaguar Land Rover North America, Interim Corporate Employment Counsel, Mahwah, New Jersey.
Honors and Awards

No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. 

  • Recognized in New Jersey Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2014 - 2017.
    A description of the selection process can be found here.
Speaking Engagements
  • "Independent Contracting Today: Are Those Workers Really Your Employees?," Porzio, Employment Law Forum, October 20, 2021.
  • "Introduction to the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance," Paralegal Association of New Jersey, Dinner Meeting and Installation of Officers, June 8, 2021.  
  • "ADA Accommodations for At-Risk Employees," Strafford Publications Webinar, January 27, 2021.
  • "Workplace Security, Safety Controls, and Employer Regulatory Compliance," Porzio Employment Law Forum, October 27, 2020.
  • "The Old School and the New - Considerations for School Re-Opening," Porzio Webinar, July 7, 2020.
  • "Business as (Un)Usual: Securing your Business In the Months to Come," Porzio Webinar, April, 29, 2020.
  • "Ethical Issues Attorneys Face in Representing Cannabis Businesses," NBI's Marijuana Business Law in NJ, Newark, NJ, December 4, 2019.
  • "Oh S#@*! (they’re) Here Again! Effective Handling of OSHA / PEOSH Inspections, Citations, & Penalties," Porzio Employment Law Forum, October 2019.
  • "Threats and Violence: Response, Mitigation and More," National Business Institute, Newark, NJ, February 27, 2019.
  • "Immigration and Schools: Legal Essentials," National Business Institute, Newark, NJ, February 27, 2019.
  • "New Developments in New Jersey's Mandatory Paid Sick Leave," New Jersey State Bar Association's Corporate Counsel Institute, New Brunswick, NJ, January 31, 2019. 
  • "New Developments in New Jersey's Mandatory Paid Sick Leave," Porzio Employment Law Forum, Morristown, NJ, October 3, 2018.
  • "The FMLA and Other Leave Issues," National Business Institute, Princeton, NJ, July 17, 2018.


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Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • Supreme Court of the United States


Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, NJ, J.D., 2008

  • Editor, Rutgers Law Review
  • Governor's Executive Fellow, Eagleton Institute of Politics
  • Raymond R. Trombadore Scholar, Somerset County Bar Association 
  • Vice President, Labor & Employment Law Society

Rutgers, School of Management and Labor Relations, New Brunswick, NJ, J.D., 2004-2005

National Labor College, Silver Spring, MD, B.A., 2003

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Morristown, NJ 07962-1997

Phone: 973.538.4006

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