In the Spotlight: Diversity in Employment - Featuring Melanie D. Hendry
Melanie Hendry Takes the Lead in Diversity Awareness
March 6, 2009
On February 5, 2009, Melanie D. Hendry,
an Associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution department of the law firm of Meyer, Suozzi, English and Klein, P.C. (Garden City, NY), served as a panelist in the Suffolk County Bar Association's (Hauppauge, NY) Diversity Symposium.
Exploring methods for attracting and retaining diversity in the legal field, Ms. Hendry spoke about the importance of increasing diversity in legal employment, in education, and in the judiciary. Other event participants included Suffolk County Attorney Christine Malafi; Hon. George Bundy Smith (Retired); Associate Judge of the Court of Appeals, Dean Lawrence Raful; Touro Law Center; and other distinguished attorneys from academia and the public and private sectors.
Prior to joining the firm as an Associate in September 2004, Ms. Hendry had served as a law clerk to the firm since May 2003. Ms. Hendry’s practice includes all facets of state and federal civil litigation, a well as arbitration, involving complex commercial disputes, contracts, employment, partnership and corporate disputes, bankruptcy, restrictive covenants, personal injury, trade secrets, intellectual property, and trusts and estates.
Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C., a nationally known law firm, has counseled and represented business, labor and individuals since 1960. Headquartered in Garden City, NY, the firm has offices in Albany, New York City, Washington D.C. and Melville, Long Island. MSEK provides clients with sage counsel and swift resolution of the most challenging issues in business, government and litigation. The firm can be found online at www.msek.com
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