Melinda J. Caterine: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Melinda J. Caterine

Boston,  MA  U.S.A.
Phone(617) 722-0044

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Compliance Audits and Counseling
  • Employee Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • Retaliation and Wrongful Termination Defense
  • Employment Discrimination and Harassment
  • Employment-Related Litigation
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act - FCRA
University Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, B.A., with honors, 1987
Law SchoolNotre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, IN, J.D., 1990
Admitted1990, Maine; 2006, New Hampshire; 2010, Massachusetts and Vermont; U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of Maine; U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts; U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire; U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont

Professional Activities

Member of the Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association, the Maine Bar Association and the New Hampshire Bar Association.
In 2011, she was selected to be a member of the Leadership Development Program of the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law.
From 2007-2009, Co-Chair of the Women's Law Section of the Maine State Bar Association.
In 2009 she was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Conference of Women's Bar Associations.
In 2008, she was selected to become a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.


Melinda Caterine is a partner in both the New England and Boston offices. She has practiced in the area of labor and employment law on behalf of management for more than twenty years. Melinda has practiced in the federal and state courts of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont, as well as before a number of federal and state agencies in several New England states where she has litigated numerous sexual harassment, employment discrimination, wrongful discharge and employment contract dispute cases.

In addition to her work counseling clients and litigating disputes, she has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maine School of Law where she taught a course on Employment Discrimination. Melinda also taught for the University of Southern Maine Department of Continuing Education for Business and Personnel Law and has written and conducted training on a wide variety of employment issues, including sexual harassment, wage and hour compliance, reductions in force, Family and Medical Leave policies and the use of employment practices liability insurance.

Melinda has been selected for inclusion in Who's Who Legal USA - Management Labour & Employment by the researchers at the International Who's Who publication. Melinda has been listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2007.

She has also been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since2010 and in New England Super Lawyers since 2010. And, in 2013, Melinda was the only attorney from Maine selected to receive the Client Choice Award by LEXOLOGY (Association of Corporate Counsel) recognizing excellence in client service. She was selected for a second award in April 2014.


Five Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Listed in 2013 New England Super Lawyers
October 21, 2013


Editor-in-Chief of the ABA/ BNA treatise Employment At Will: A State-By-State Survey, 2012

Quotes and Soundbites

Article By Partner Mindy Caterine Featured In Portland Press Herald (January 25, 2014)
January 25, 2014


New Reporting Requirements May Impact The Settlement Of Employment-Related Claims
February 1, 2011

Same-Sex Marriage: What Does It Mean For Hospitality Employers?
September 1, 2009


Fisher & Phillips Hosts Women's Bar Reception
February 11, 2011

The Government Cares About my Profile? Latest Trends in Federal Regulation of Social Media - ABA LEL Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 11/03/12

Master Course on Managing Leaves of Absence, Accommodations & Accessibility- Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Convention, Denver, CO, 10/24/2011

“Analyzing Emotional Distress Claims”- ABA ERR Annual Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 3/22/2011 (Also at Portland, Maine Office)


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Melinda J. Caterine

200 State Street
BostonMA 02109


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