Melissa BeekmanManaging Attorney
Melissa Beekman is a senior associate with The Law Office of Jonathan Bell She graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 2002, and is admitted to practice in New York State as well as the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Ms. Beekman represents private as well as federal and public sector employees in all areas of employment discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, contracts and other employment-related matters.
Prior to working with The Law Office of Jonathan Bell, Ms. Beekman was an associate for over ten years with Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., where she represented employers in federal and state court, as well as before administrative agencies and in arbitration on issues involving discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, contracts and other employment-related matters. In addition, she regularly advised clients on a wide variety of human resources-related issues and best practices to avoid litigation, including background checks, hiring, terminations, discipline, layoffs and plant closings, medical leaves of absence, reasonable accommodations and wage and hour issues. Ms. Beekman also drafted various types of employment policies and agreements, such as handbooks, offer letters and employment agreements. Ms. Beekman also has experience conducting company-wide audits pertaining to various wage and hour issues, and conducting internal investigations of harassment, discrimination and retaliation claims.