Melissa Muro LaMere, partner in Maslon's Labor & Employment and Litigation Groups, has been selected for the 2021 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellows Program, which aims to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession. Melissa is one of 418 new Fellows selected from across the country by LCLD member corporations and law firms to participate in this career development program.
Now in its tenth year, the LCLD Fellows Program has built a reputation for helping to launch participants into chief legal positions. As part of the year-long, multi-tiered professional development series, Melissa will be connected to LCLD's top leadership, including managing partners and general counsel from preeminent organizations.
To learn more, go to: Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.
Melissa is an employment and business litigation attorney who enjoys working with clients to protect and grow their business in a competitive marketplace. She focuses her practice on the full spectrum of employment counseling and litigation matters in addition to business disputes involving non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, trade secrets, business contracts and torts, and unfair competition and trade practices.
Melissa has been selected as a 2020 40 Under 40 Honoree by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, and she is recognized as a 2019 "Top Lawyer Under 40" by the Hispanic National Bar Association, an award recognizing lawyers who have demonstrated professional excellence, integrity, leadership, commitment to the Hispanic community, and dedication to improving the legal profession. She serves on the board of the Minnesota Infinity Project, an organization focused on gender disparity on the bench throughout the Eighth Circuit, and she previously served on the board of the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association, for which she also served as the co-chair of the Judicial Endorsements Committee. In 2019, Melissa was appointed by Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan to the Commission on Judicial Selection. In 2021, she was appointed by the United States District Court to the Merit Selection Panel, which will advise on the selection of a new United States Magistrate Judge to serve in Minneapolis or St. Paul. Melissa is a member of Maslon's Diversity Committee and is co-chair of Maslon's Diverse Attorney Resource Group.