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Melissa Hensley

Senior Counsel – McGuireWoods, LLP

McGuireWoods senior counsel Melissa Hensley of Dallas focuses on the defense of collective/class actions and individual claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII and state discrimination laws. She has represented employers facing wage-and-hour claims in more than 40 U.S. district courts and defeated wage-and-hour class certification in multiple federal jurisdictions. Melissa has won more than 20 summary judgments in U.S. district courts affirming that the executive exemption for overtime pay applies to retail store managers.

Melissa earned her J.D., cum laude, from the University of San Diego Law School and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma with special distinction.