Melissa G. Andrieux, Esq.

Chief Diversity Officer
Chief Client Relations Officer

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 Chief 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:

        • 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.

  • 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)
  • Panelist, “How Employers Have Implemented New Opportunities in DEI… and the Challenges that Remain” presented by the Business Council of Westchester (2022)
  • Guest Speaker, “To the Point: Advancing Women in Tech, Law & Policy”, presented by ChIPs (LinkedIn Live August 25, 2022)
  • Panelist, “Conversations That Matter: Growing Your Business Through Insightful & Persuasive Business Development Strategies” (2022)
  • Panelist, “Year One, Erin Bagwell and Frank Schaeffer Live In Conversation” presented by Gender Fair, The Balance Dilemma and HeyMama (2022)
  • Business Council of Westchester 2023 Ambassador of the Year (January 10, 2024)
  • Power Players in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, PoliticsNY and amMetro New York (August 16, 2023)
  • American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women 2023 Long Island Woman of Impact Winner (April 26, 2023)