Melissa D. Hill concentrates on complex employee benefits litigation and general employment litigation including ERISA litigation and employee benefits matters, employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation, and wage and hour litigation. Employers and employee benefits plan sponsors seek her counsel when faced with disputes with employees, plan participants, and beneficiaries. She also handles single and multiplaintiff, and complex collective and class actions before US federal and state courts.
In addition to litigation, Melissa counsels clients from many industries on overtime requirements, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)exemptions, state wage payment statutes, commission plans, and 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.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, and Third Circuits
U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern District of New York
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017)
Member, American Bar Association
Member, New York State Bar Association
Next Generation Lawyer, Recommended, Labor and employment - ERISA litigation, The Legal 500 US (2017, 2018)