Melanie D. Lipomanis

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Melanie D. Lipomanis is an Associate on the Employment Team.  She has experience representing public and private management in all matters before the federal and state courts, administrative agencies and arbitration forums.  Ms. Lipomanis conducts training and internal investigations of matters arising under state and federal law and labor contracts.  A vital resource to internal human resource professionals, she advises on discipline, performance improvement, onboarding, terminations and severance agreements. Ms. Lipomanis negotiates labor contracts, defends employers against unfair labor practice charges, and implements reduction in force and early retirement incentive processes.  She has been recognized as a Rising Star in the field of labor and employment by Super Lawyers from 2014-2018. 

Prior Relevant 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


Speaking Engagements
  • "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 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

Contact Address

100 Southgate Parkway

Morristown, NJ 07962-1997

Phone: 973.538.4006

Fax: 973.538.5146