Melissa D. Hill concentrates her practice on complex employee benefits litigation and general employment litigation. Her ERISA practice includes class action litigation and employee benefits and pension matters, in connection with the management of 401(k), 403(b), and defined benefit pension plans, retirement investment options, insurance products, and related claims of fiduciary breach and prohibited transactions. In addition, Missy represents clients in the financial services, insurance, retail, and manufacturing industries, among others, in litigation related to employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
Employers and employee benefits plan sponsors and fiduciaries seek Missy’s counsel when faced with disputes with employees, plan participants, and beneficiaries in federal, state, and appellate courts. In addition to litigation, Missy represents employers and fiduciaries in connection with investigations by the United States Department of Labor, and counsels clients across a variety of industries on day-to-day employment issues such as adverse employment decisions and litigation avoidance.
She previously represented clients in complex commercial litigation matters for a prestigious Philadelphia law firm. She also served as a clinical intern in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.
University of Delaware, 2001, B.S.
University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2004, J.D.
US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
US District Court for the District of New Jersey
US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Awards and Affiliations
Leading Lawyer, Labor and employment - ERISA litigation, The Legal 500 US (2019, 2020)
Next Generation Lawyer, Labor and employment - ERISA litigation, The Legal 500 US (2019, 2020)
Recommended, Labor and employment - ERISA litigation, The Legal 500 US (2017, 2018)
Rising Star, Benefits, Law360 (2018)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017, 2019)