Melanie D. Lipomanis

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Melanie D. Lipomanis is an attorney with Porzio Bromberg & Newman on the Firm's Employment and Education Team.  Ms. Lipomanis concentrates on employment litigation and counseling, and has experience representing public and private management in disputes before the federal and state courts, administrative agencies and arbitration forums. Ms. Lipomanis negotiates labor contracts; defends employers against unfair labor practice charges, OSHA investigations, and audits by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s / Homeland Security Investigations. Ms. Lipomanis also partners closely with human resource professionals on compliance and talent management matters; conducts internal investigations involving harassment and ethics violations; and provides workforce training on a variety of topics including anti-discrimination, diversity and inclusion, and ethics. Ms. Lipomanis is a graduate of Rutgers School of Law – Newark, and is admitted to practice law in both New Jersey and New York. 

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
  • "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 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