Melinda (Mindy) J. Caterine represents management in employment disputes before federal and state courts and agencies throughout New England.  Her practice includes defending employers in matters involving:

  • Sexual harassment
  • Employment discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Employment contract dispute cases

Mindy also conducts training on numerous employment issues, such as:

  • Harassment
  • Wage and hour compliance
  • Reductions-in-force
  • Leaves of absence
  • Discipline and discharge

In addition to her practice, Mindy has taught a course on employment discrimination as an adjunct professor at the University of Maine School of Law. 

Affiliazioni professionali e istituzionali


Labor and Employment Law Section

American Bar Association

Management Co-Chair

Publications Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section

American Bar Association


Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section

American Bar Association


Leadership Development Program

American Bar Association



Maine State Bar Association


Women's Law Section

Maine State Bar Association

2007 and 2008


New Hampshire Bar Association

Member, Board of Directors

National Conference of Women's Bar Associations


Member, Board of Directors

Maine State Chamber of Commerce

Member, Labor & Employment Innovation and Technology Board

Bloomberg BNA


Named, Lawyer of the Year

Litigation - Labor and Employment, Portland, ME

The Best Lawyers in America©


Named, The Best Lawyers in America®


Awarded, AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating


Ranked, Labor & Employment

Chambers USA

2007-2008, 2010-2024

Named, Top 10 Most Influential Labor & Employment Lawyers in Maine

Business Today


Named, Super Lawyer

New England

Super Lawyers


Awarded, Client Choice Award

Lexology and Association of Corporate Counsel


Named, International Who's Who of Management Labour and Employment Lawyers

Who's Who Legal



College of Labor & Employment Lawyers

Inducted 2016


American Bar Foundation

Inducted 2008

Named, Who's Who Legal: Labour & Employment


News, Analysis & Press

Your Business: Make your social media policy clear

Portland Press Herald

January 25, 2011


  • Employment At Will: A State-By-State Survey, Bloomberg BNA, editor-in-chief, 2012

Speaking Engagements

HR Roundtable: Navigating New Rules from the Federal Government

Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce

June 11, 2024

2023 New England Regional Employer Conference

Boston, MA

November 14, 2023

Attracting, Retaining, and Accommodating Neurodiverse Employees – The Benefits and Business Case

Littler Executive Employer Conference, Phoenix, AZ

May 11, 2023

Mental Illness and the ADA: What Employers in the Retail Industry Need to Know

July 19, 2016

Vermont Enters the Paid Sick Leave Fray: What Employers Need to Know in Order to Comply with the New Law

May 17, 2016

Advanced Accommodation Issues: Accommodating Mental/Cognitive Disabilities and Chronic Episodic Conditions in the Workplace

8th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law - American Bar Association, Los Angeles, CA

November 6, 2014

Can Employees be Disciplined for Off-Duty Conduct

Annual Meeting, Section of Labor and Employment Law – American Bar Association, New Orleans, LA

November 9, 2013

The Government Cares About My Profile? Latest Trends in Federal Regulation of Social Media

6th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law - American Bar Association, Atlanta, GA

November 3, 2012

Master Course on Managing Leaves of Absence, Accommodations & Accessibility

Annual Convention - Association of Corporate Counsel, Denver, CO

October 24, 2011

Analyzing Emotional Distress Claims

Annual Meeting, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee - American Bar Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico

March 22, 2011


  • J.D., Notre Dame Law School, 1990
  • B.A., Bowdoin College, 1987With Honors

Foro di appartenenza

New Hampshire


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire
  • U.S. District Court, District of Vermont