Melanie Popper is an experienced employment attorney with a commitment to civil rights in the areas of harassment and discrimination under FEHA and Title VII, pay equity litigation, wage and hour litigation, and whistleblower laws.
With over 15 years of experience in both state and federal courts as well as labor negotiations in the municipal setting at the City of Berkeley, Melanie manages cases from start to finish, including taking and defending depositions, preparing, and opposing summary judgment motions, attending trial through jury verdict and handling mediations and investigations. Melanie also has experience in the areas of family law, landlord-tenant law, and general civil litigation.
Melanie is a Dartmouth College and U.C. Hastings graduate and has held the Legal Education Certificate (C.L.E.) from the University of the West Indies since 2013. She volunteers with GLIDE Memorial Church's Meals on Wheels program and has served as a Commissioner with the Personnel Board at the City of Berkeley. In her spare time, Melanie enjoys sailing, running 5ks and 10k races and drumming.