Melissa Soares is an associate in the labor practice.

Practice and Background

Prior to joining Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Ms. Soares worked as a Human Resources professional in Boston, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C.  She also worked as a legal intern, and later as a Legal Technician, for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Office of General Counsel.

Ms. Soares received her J.D. from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law in 2016, where she was lead articles editor for The Catholic University Law Review. She earned her B.A. in History from Boston University.

Ms. Soares was a member of Akin Gump’s 2015 summer associate class.

Licensed to practice in Massachusetts only and under the supervision of the partners of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Application for admission to the District of Columbia Bar pending.