Eduard Meleshinsky is a Senior Associate at Bryan Schwartz Law, where he focuses on employment discrimination, disability accommodation, whistleblower retaliation, and wage and hour claims. Previously, Mr. Meleshinsky was a Berkeley Law Public Interest Fellow with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCR), where he helped individuals overcome barriers to opportunity in education and in the workplace.
As a law student, Mr. Meleshinsky served as co-Director of the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center’s Workers’ Rights Clinic, which provides free legal services to low-wage employees in the Bay Area. Mr. Meleshinsky also served as a full-time extern to the Honorable Judge Lucy H. Koh of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. During his Employee Justice Fellowship at Bryan Schwartz Law, he worked on a wide variety of employment law matters on behalf of employees. In addition, he has interned at the East Bay Community Law Center’s Neighborhood Justice Clinic, a non-profit organization dedicated to directly assisting underrepresented populations.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Meleshinsky was Director of Renters’ Legal Assistance, a student service group at the University of California, Berkeley dedicated to vindicating and advancing tenants’ rights. Mr. Meleshinsky immigrated to the United States as a refugee from Moldova as a boy and is conversant in Russian.
State Bar of California
United States District Court for the Central District of California
J.D. 2014, University of California, Berkeley Law, School of Law (“Boalt Hall”)
B.A. 2011, University of California, Berkeley
"Employment Law 101: Fundamentals for the New Employment Lawyer - Wage-and-Hour," Panelist, California Lawyers Association, Labor & Employment Law Section (2018)
“What Can I Do With My Philosophy Degree?” Panelist, University of California, Berkeley (2014)
“The Aftermath of the Target Credit Card Data Breach and the Future of Data Protection Law,” Panelist, University of California, Berkeley Law, School of Law (2014)
“Let’s Talk Salary (or Not) – Combating Pay Secrecy and Unfair Pay Practices in the Workplace That Lead to Gender Pay Gap,” Plaintiff Magazine, Co-Author (June 2017)
“When Defendants Hide Behind Privilege in Employment Litigation,” Plaintiff Magazine, Author (June 2016)
“Sexism and civility in today’s legal profession: Why one attorney was sanctioned for his remarks to opposing counsel,” CELA Voice, Author (February 1, 2016)
“Native Advertising and Endorsement: Schema, Source-Based Misleadingness, and Omission of Material Facts,” Technology Science, Co-Author (December 15, 2015)
“If You Employ Nurses, Know Their Disability Rights,” Bloomberg BNA, Health Law Reporter, Co-Author (May 28, 2015)
Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2018
Berkeley Law Pro Bono Pledge Award, 2014
Employee Justice Fellow, Foundation for Advocacy, Inclusion, and Resources, 2013