Melissa A. Salimbene

Member of the Firm
Melissa A. Salimbene, a commercial litigator, is experienced in handling all aspects of complex business and commercial matters. Melissa regularly represents clients in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and New York, in several areas, including commercial matters, employment litigation and intellectual property disputes. Melissa also frequently handles matters before numerous administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Commission, New Jersey Department of Labor, New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, New York State Division of Human Rights, New York City Commission on Human Rights, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and other administrative agencies.
 
Melissa has successfully litigated a wide range of matters and focuses her practice on partnership and shareholder disputes; contract related claims; trust and estate disputes; intellectual property including trademark, trade dress and copyright infringement; unfair competition, restrictive covenants and trade secrets; as well as representing employers in all aspects of employment litigation, including wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, whistleblower, retaliation, and wage and hour claims.

While attending Rutgers University School of Law, Melissa served as a legal research and writing instructor and a staff editor of the Rutgers Law Record. Prior to joining the firm, Melissa was a law clerk to Judge Sybil R. Moses, the Assignment Judge of the Superior Court of Bergen County, N.J.

Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law - Newark (J.D., 2004)
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (B.A., 2001)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of New York