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Melissa Holtzer, Esq.

Melissa Holtzer, Esq.

Sokoloff Stern LLP
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Melissa Holtzer, Esq. is currently an employment attorney with the firm, Littler Mendelson P.C.  She graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 2002 and obtained her J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law in 2005. She is admitted to practice law before the New York State courts, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern and Districts of New York, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Ms. Holtzer began her legal career representing individuals in employment discrimination litigation and other employment-related disputes. She has also represented corporations, municipalities, and school districts in employment and civil rights litigation.

Ms. Holtzer serves as a mock judge for the American Bar Association’s annual National Appellate Advocacy Competition and judges law student competitions held at Hofstra University School of Law and St. John’s University School of Law.

Practice Area

Employment Law

Courses by Melissa Holtzer, Esq.

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An Introduction to Federal Anti-Employment Discrimination Laws

In this course, we will discuss Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (the original and amended text), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.  We will…

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Do Not Discriminate: Federal Employment and Labor Laws

There are numerous laws and regulations that seek to protect persons from being discriminated against. One must first establish if the act constitutes as being discriminatory.  Lecturer,…

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Rights in the Workplace

In this course, we will discuss Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, its limitations, and how it has recently been interpreted by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to prohibit…

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Promoting Diversity and Eliminating Bias within the Legal Profession

Bias and Discrimination occur in every profession; however, the prevalence in the Legal Profession is all too common, dating back hundreds of years. The profession has become increasingly more diverse,…

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