Overview

Melissa Velez Treasure represents and advises employers in a broad range of employment law matters. 

Prior to joining Littler, Melissa was a litigation associate at an AmLaw Top 100 law firm where she represented clients in business litigation matters in addition to defending employers against PAGA representative actions, wage and hour class actions, single plaintiff claims, and whistleblower claims. She also represented employers seeking injunctive relief to enjoin enforceability of noncompete agreements. Melissa represents clients from diverse industries and understands the importance of open communication with her clients to achieve practical, business-minded solutions.

While in law school, Melissa served as a certified law student with the Ninth Circuit Pro Bono Appellate Clinic. She drafted opening briefs and argued before the Ninth Circuit, ultimately obtaining a favorable reversal on a First Amendment issue on behalf of a pro bono client in a prisoners' rights appeal. Melissa was also a lead coordinator for the Judge Stephen E. O’Neil Young Lawyers Mentoring Program.

Recognition

Recipient, Pro Bono Star Award

Human Rights First

2019

Education

  • J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 2017
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 2010

Languages

  • Spanish

Bar Admission

California

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California