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Melissa Lardo Stewart

Class action Attorney at New York, NY

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  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 10 years
    New York - NY 13 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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MELISSA LARDO STEWART is a partner at Outten & Golden LLP in New York, where she represents employees in class action wage and discrimination cases.  She has represented workers across many industries and job functions, including retail, sales, food service, hospitality, financial services, accounting, and telecommunications.  She has prosecuted wage theft claims on behalf of workers who were required to work off-the-clock, subjected to time-shaving, wrongly classified as exempt from overtime protections, and improperly treated as independent contractors.  Ms. Stewart also currently represents employees and applicants in class and collective action gender and age discrimination cases.

Before Ms. Stewart joined Outten & Golden LLP in November 2013, she clerked for the Honorable James Orenstein in the Eastern District of New York and the Honorable Dickinson R. Debevoise in the District of New Jersey, and represented workers and labor unions as an associate at Woodley & McGillivary in Washington, D.C.  She graduated magna cum laude from Fordham University School of Law in 2009. 

Location

Outten & Golden LLP
685 Third Avenue
25th Floor
New York, NY, 10017

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Melissa and the team provided the upmost representation. She made sure I understood every step and the process. If I had any questions she answered them in a timely manner. Thank you Melissa!

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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Outten & Golden LLP
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate
  • Outten & Golden, LLP
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Woodley & McGillivary
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Communications Workers of America, District One Legal Department
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Legal Intern
  • Make the Road NY
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Student Union Summer at AFL CIO
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Intern
  • Catholic Charities of Newark Immigration Legal Services
  • 2007 - 2007
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Education

  • Fordham University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Associations

  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member, Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee
  • N/A
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (New York chapter)
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Council, Employment Litigation Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • New York Women Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Hugh R. Jones Award in Law & Public Policy
  • Fordham University School of Law
  • N/A
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Webinar
  • Wage & Hour Collective and Class Actions: Asserting and Challenging Affirmative Defenses
  • 2020
  • New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section 2019 Annual Meeting
  • A Road Map: Revising Arbitration Agreements in Light of Epic
  • 2019
  • 5th Annual Employment Law Institute
  • An Overview of Pay Equity Issues
  • 2019
  • 2019 Spring Seminar
  • Practical Advice For Locating And Communicating With Potential Plaintiffs And Cultivating New Cases Post-Epic Systems
  • 2019
  • 2019 National Conference on EEO
  • Suds and Substance: Successful Settlement Negotiations & Mediations: Let’s Share New, Old, and Borrowed Ideas, Expected and the Unexpected Results,
  • 2019
  • Webinar Panel
  • Wage & Hour Collective and Class Actions: Asserting and Challenging Affirmative Defenses
  • 2018
  • Webinar
  • Life After Epic Systems: How Employers, Employees, and Arbitrators Are Adapting to the World of Class Action Waivers
  • 2018
  • New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section Annual Meeting
  • Switching to Offense in Employment Cases
  • 2018
  • NELA Spring Seminar
  • Working Productively With the Other Side to Get What you Need
  • 2018
  • Eighth Annual Year-End Labor & Employment Law Workshop
  • A View from the Plaintiff's Bar
  • 2018
  • 2018 Annual Convention
  • Strategies After Decertification
  • 2018
  • Spring Conference on Representing Employees
  • Discovery Rules Amendments in Practice
  • 2017
  • NELA Spring Seminar
  • The Nuts and Bolts of a Wage & Hour Case from Intake to Resolution
  • 2017
  • 2017 Annual Convention
  • Proportionality in Discovery
  • 2017
  • Wage & Hour Conference
  • Views From the Plaintiffs’ Bar: Adapting Your Defense Strategies to New and Innovative Techniques and Tactics
  • 2016
  • Rutgers Labor & Employment Society
  • Arbitration Clauses in Employment Contracts
  • 2016
  • Labor & Employment Relations Association, New Jersey Chapter
  • Overtime: To Pay or Not to Pay – That is the Question: Recent Developments in Wage and Hour Law
  • 2016
  • Fall Conference on Representing Employees
  • Who’s Exempt
  • 2016
  • Fair Labor Standards Act Training for Mediators
  • Exempt Employees/Calculating Damages under State and Federal Law
  • 2016
  • Protecting Pay, Representing Workers with Wage & Hour Claims
  • Using Technology In Litigating Wage & Hour Cases
  • 2015
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New York Class action Lawyer Melissa Lardo Stewart
Melissa Lardo Stewart
Class action Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 13 years

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