Melanie Y. Kim Associate (510) 451-3300 Download vCard LinkedIn

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Melanie Kim is an associate with a focus on Employment Law and Trust and Estates Litigation. In the area of Employment Law, she has helped represent clients in a variety of employment-related matters involving wage and hour, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and wrongful termination claims, including under PAGA. She also advises clients with regard to drafting and updating employment policies and employee handbooks. In the area of Trust and Estates Litigation, she has helped represent clients in a variety of trust-related matters, including protecting the rights of beneficiaries in disputes over trust administration and accountings by trustees. She assists clients in all aspects of litigation, including pre-litigation investigation and resolution, discovery, motions practice, mediation, and trial preparation.

While in pursuit of her J.D., Melanie served as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Jon S. Tigar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. She also worked as a Teaching Assistant for a Legal Reading and Writing course. During the COVID -19 pandemic, she volunteered for Berkeley Law’s CARES Act Small Businesses Project, assisting small business owners applying for federal aid available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Member, Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom, 2022
  • Leader, Law Student Committee, Barrister's Club, Bar Association of San Francisco, 2019-2021
  • Treasurer, Berkeley Law Queer Caucus, 2019-2020

Recent Speaking Engagements

December 07, 2023 | Webinar
2024 Annual Employment Law Update

December 05, 2023 | Webinar
2024 Annual Employment Law Update

December 08, 2022 | Oakland, CA
2023 Annual Employment Law Update

December 06, 2022 | Webinar
2023 Annual Employment Law Update