Bryan Schwartz Law Hires Eduard Meleshinsky as Summer Associate at the Oakland-Based Civil Rights, Employment Law Firm

May 21, 2013 Oakland – Bryan Schwartz Law is pleased to announce that Eduard Meleshinsky has joined the firm as a Summer Associate. Mr. Meleshinsky, a student at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Berkeley Law), is the recipient of the Employee Justice Fellowship for 2013, from the Foundation for Advocacy Inclusion & Resources (FAIR).

During law school, Mr. Meleshinsky has served as co-Director of the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center's student-run Workers' Rights Clinic, which provides free legal services to low-wage employees in the Bay Area. He has interned at the East Bay Community Law Center's Neighborhood Justice Clinic, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting underrepresented populations and has served asylum seekers in the California Asylum Representation Clinic.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Meleshinsky graduated from University of California, Berkeley with honors. As an undergraduate, Mr. Meleshinsky directed Renters' Legal Assistance (RLA) where he helped students and members of the community vindicate their tenants' rights. He also leveraged RLA's community presence to help create, a website for Berkeley students to rate their landlords and learn their tenants' rights.

Mr. Meleshinsky was born in Moldova, in the former Soviet Union, and came to the United States as a child. His immigrant parents worked hard in this country to provide him with opportunities, often facing workplace challenges that inspired Mr. Meleshinsky to advocate for the rights of low-wage workers and victims of employer wrongdoing.

Attorney Bryan Schwartz opened the practice in January 2009. Bryan Schwartz Law is dedicated to continuing the struggle for civil rights and equality of employment opportunity and helping Americans from every background to achieve their highest career potential. The firm focuses on individual, class, and collective actions involving discrimination and retaliation, harassment, denied disability accommodations, whistleblower reprisal, wage and hour violations, federal employees' rights, and severance negotiations.