Melissa G. Andrieux

Chief Diversity Officer
Client Relations Officer
Melissa G. Andrieux

lawyer INFORMATION:

Admissions:

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

Education:

  • J.D., New York Law School
  • B.S., St. John’s University

Memberships:

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York
  • Westchester Women’s Bar Association
    • Board Member
    • Co-Chair, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee
  • Business Council of Westchester
    • Ambassador
  • ChIPs

Melissa G. Andrieux, Esq. is the Chief Diversity Officer and Client Relations Officer at Dorf Nelson & Zauderer LLP.

As a leading Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Professional, Ms. Andrieux is regularly called upon to speak on this important subject.  She is featured in 914 Inc. Magazine’s 2022 and 2023 issues devoted to diversity, equity and inclusion where she discusses the importance of DEI in Westchester County and beyond. Ms. Andrieux was recently recognized as one of the Power Players in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion by PoliticsNY and amMetro New York.    

Most recently her presentations include:

  • Panelist, “Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging In Practice: Navigating the Difficult Conversations,” presented by the Business Council of Westchester (2024) 
  • Moderator, “Empowering Professional Women: Navigating the ‘Yes’ Dilemma, Overcoming Guilt and Mastering Work-Life Integration,” Westchester Women’s Bar Association Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (2024)
  • Co-Presenter, “Diversity, Civility, Inclusion and Best Practices in the Legal Profession and the Courts,” CLE Program, New York State Bar Association (2023)
  • Moderator, “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Practice: Developing and Implementing Effective DEI Strategy”, presented by the Business Council of Westchester (2023)
  • Presenter, “Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging in the Legal Profession: Understanding the Whys and Hows from a 360° Perspective”, CLE Program, Fairfield  County Bar Association (2023)
  • Panelist, “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion In Practice- Continuing the Conversation” , presented by the Business Council of Westchester (2023)
  • Panelist, “Creating a Workforce Culture of Inclusion: Strategies for Promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” , The Conference Board 27th Annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference (2023)
  • Panelist, “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in IP: Finding Balance with DEI and Women’s Initiatives”, ACI’s 3rd Annual Summit on Women Leaders in IP Law (2023)
  • Presenter, “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Legal Profession: Understanding the Whys and Hows from a 360° Perspective”, CLE Program, New York State Bar Association (2023)
  • Moderator, Maternal Health Convening Panel, presented by Rx Compassion (2023)
  • Panelist, 914 Inc. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum (2023)
  • Panelist, Westchester Women’s Bar Association, “Making A Difference: The Power of Mentorship & Sponsorship” (2023)
  • Panelist, Westchester Women’s Summit, “Making A Difference: The Power of Mentorship & Sponsorship” (2023)
  • Panelist, ChIPs Global Summit “Access, Equity and Allies” presented by ChIPs (2022)

Additionally, Ms. Andrieux consults and assists firm clients and other businesses with the development of their own diversity and inclusion programming, trainings and related initiatives.

Ms. Andrieux is active in the Westchester County business community and is an active part of the Business Council of Westchester (BCW), the county’s largest business membership organization.  She presently serves as an Ambassador to the BCW where she assists and guides new members through the first year of their membership.

Ms. Andrieux received her B.S. from St. John’s University and her J.D. from New York Law School. Prior to joining Dorf Nelson & Zauderer, Ms. Andrieux was an Assistant District Attorney in Queens County, New York and an attorney at Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP.

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