Melinda Riechert has experience litigating and arbitrating both class actions and single-plaintiff cases. Leader of the firm’s labor and employment practice in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices, Melinda defends clients in wage and hour, whistleblower, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, trade secret, and all other types of employment disputes. Melinda has won numerous summary judgments, arbitration awards and court and jury trials. She currently serves as Managing Partner of the firm’s Silicon Valley office.
In addition to her litigation and arbitration practice, Melinda counsels clients on litigation avoidance strategies and on California’s complex employment laws.
She is a fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Chambers USA has named Melinda one of the leading US lawyers for employment law since 2007, noting her “straightforward courtroom style which endears her to juries.” She is consistently named as one of the top labor and employment lawyers and top women litigators in California. Melinda is a frequent speaker on employment law topics.