M'Alyssa Mecenas – Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP

515 S. Flower Street, 25th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071, United States

Practice/Organization Description

Hello! I am an associate in the Employment practice at Paul Hastings. My practice focuses on employee benefits, executive compensation, and ERISA litigation.

Bar Admissions

Admitted to CA Bar

Education

J.D., Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall), 2010

B.A., cum laude and department honors, English, University of Southern California, 2007 (minor in psychology and emphasis in creative writing)

Professional Associations & Memberships

Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Bar Association, California State Bar Employment Law Section, Section of Business Law Committee on Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation of the American Bar Association

Honors and Awards

California Law Review, 2008-2010 (Articles Editor, 2009-2010; Member, 2008-2009)

McBaine Honors Moot Court, Spring 2009

Honors in Appellate Advocacy, Fall 2008

Advocacy Award, Spring 2008

English Department Honors, USC, 2007

Virginia C. Middleton Creative Writing Prize, 2007

Dean's List, USC, 2004-2007

College Honors Society Permanent Fellow, USC, 2004-2007

Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society, USC, 2004-2007

Thematic Option Honors Program, USC, 2003-2007

Resident Honors Program, USC, 2003-2007

Freshman Science Honors Program, USC, 2003

National Merit Scholar, 2003-2007

USC Presidential Scholar, 2003-2007

Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Class Action
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Privacy
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