Lyndsey M. Marcelino provides advice and counsel to clients on a variety of employment issues, under state and federal law, relating to wage and hour law including pay practices and worker classification issues, as well as sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, and breach of contract issues. Lyndsey also has significant experience counseling gig economy companies on how to properly classify workers, avoid litigation, and develop policies and practices consistent with state and federal law.

When a client is sued, Lyndsey has extensive experience handling all stages of litigation, including initial fact gathering, briefing certification and dispositive motions, managing pretrial discovery, and preparing for depositions with the dual goals of seeking early and efficient resolution of disputes through mediation or negotiated settlement, and ensuring the case is prepared for success at trial. She has represented individual and corporate clients in numerous mediations and in confidential arbitration proceedings.

Additionally, Lyndsey conducts training seminars on employment issues for companies and their managers. She also has counseled numerous clients developing and drafting employment agreements, policies, and handbooks that are both legally compliant and consistent with the client’s workplace culture.

Professional & Community Affiliations


American Bar Association


Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association


Hispanic National Bar Association


Twin Cities Diversity In Practice

Speaking Engagements

COVID-19, Remote Work and Returning to Work


June 5, 2020

COVID-19 and Remote Work – Potential Wage and Hour Issues and Best Practices

May 2020

Worker Classification Issues

National Association of Mortgage Field Services Leadership Summit

February 2020

The Gig Economy – Common Pitfalls in Managing Contract and Temporary Workers

February 2019

Redefining Employment Relationships and Responsibilities in the Gig Economy

November 2018


  • J.D., Cornell University Law School, 2014
  • B.A., University of California, Davis, 2007


  • Spanish

Bar Admission



  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota