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Melodie K. Arian

Orange County

P 949-885-5259 F 949-885-1380


Melodie K. Arian


Melodie K. Arian is an associate in the Orange County, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. where she provides preventive advice and counseling to employers. Her personal and legal background, her proactive nature, and her commitment to anticipating challenges and developing strategic responses help Melodie bring a diversity of perspective to clients’ cases.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Melodie was an associate at a Houston-based boutique litigation firm representing insurance carriers in commercial disputes. She also has experience handling FLSA matters in federal courts.

In addition, Melodie served as a judicial law clerk for both Hon. Judge Barry L. Garber and Hon. Judge Marcia Cooke of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

While in law school, Melodie was a Marshall Brennan Fellow, a literacy project designed to mobilize talented upper-level law students to teach courses on constitutional law and juvenile justice in underserved public high schools. She also was a student-attorney with the Yale Law School’s International Human Rights Law and Immigration Law Clinics, where she represented asylum seekers before administrative agencies. In addition, she competed on the International Criminal Court Moot team as both a brief writer and as an oral advocate.

Outside the office, Melodie enjoys spending time with her puppy, traveling, boxing, and wine tasting.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association, International Law Section
    • Steering Group of the UN & International Organizations Committee Member, 2019-2022
    • The Year in Review Publication Contributor, 2017-2020
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
    • International Law Committee Chair, 2019-220
    • Editor on the TYL publication, 2018-2019
    • Liaison to the Commission on Women in the Profession, 2017-2018
    • Scholar, 2016-2017