Overview

Melinda (Mindy) J. Caterine represents management in employment disputes before federal and states 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. 

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Labor and Employment Law Section

American Bar Association

Management Co-Chair

Publications Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section

American Bar Association

Member

Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section

American Bar Association

Member

Leadership Development Program

American Bar Association

2011

Member

Maine State Bar Association

Co-Chair

Women's Law Section

Maine State Bar Association

2007 and 2008

Member

New Hampshire Bar Association

Member, Board of Directors

National Conference of Women's Bar Associations

2009-2015

Member, Board of Directors

Maine State Chamber of Commerce

Member, Labor & Employment Innovation and Technology Board

Bloomberg BNA

Recognition

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2010-2019

Awarded, AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating

Martindale-Hubbell

Named, Super Lawyer

New England

Super Lawyers

2010-2016

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

Who's Who Legal

2013-2015

Named, America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Chambers USA

2007-2018

Awarded, Client Choice Award

Lexology and Association of Corporate Counsel

2013-2015

Fellow

College of Labor & Employment Lawyers

Inducted 2016

Fellow

American Bar Foundation

Inducted 2008

Named, Who's Who Legal: Labour & Employment

2017

News, Analysis & Press

Your Business: Make your social media policy clear

Portland Press Herald

January 25, 2011

Books & Book Chapters

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

Speaking Engagements

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

Education

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

Bar Admission

Maine
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
Vermont

Courts

  • 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