Overview

Melissa L. McDonagh advises and represents employers in a broad range of employment matters, including single and multiple plaintiff litigation and class and collective actions involving matters of:

  • Discrimination
  • Defamation
  • Wrongful termination
  • Wage and hour
  • Employment-based torts

Prior to joining Littler, Melissa was an associate at a Chicago-based litigation firm where she represented a number of businesses, hospitals, and healthcare corporations involved in complex litigation, including employment, medical negligence, and products liability litigation. Her experience extends from pre-litigation counseling through trial.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Co-Chair

Young Lawyers Committee

Women’s Bar Association of Illinois

Member, Associate Board of Directors

Gilda’s Club

2005-2012

Member

Medical Staff, Credentialing & Peer Review Practice Group

American Health Lawyers Association

Recognition

Named, Emerging Lawyer

Illinois Leading Lawyers

2015

Named, Rising Star

Illinois

Super Lawyers

2013 and 2014

Recipient, White Inker & Aronson Award

Boston College Law School

2004

News, Analysis & Press

Speaking Engagements

Illinois Employment Law Update

October 22, 2014

Education

  • J.D., Boston College Law School, 2004
  • B.A., Boston College, 2001cum laude

Bar Admission

Massachusetts
Illinois
Florida

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit