medelstein@reedsmith.com

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Miriam originally joined Reed Smith in 2006 and practiced in the firm’s Labor and Employment Group in Philadelphia until 2013. Miriam rejoined the firm’s Labor and Employment Group in 2016, working out of both the Philadelphia and New York offices.

Notable Quotes

  • 28 November 2017 "Which State’s Wage Laws Apply When Workers Temporarily Relocate?" Society for Human Resource Management State & Local Update
  • 25 September 2017 "2nd Circ. May Be Poised To Push Gay Rights To High Court" Law360
  • 15 September 2017 "Not All State Employment Discrimination Laws are Created Equal" Society for Human Resource Management State & Local Update

Credentials

  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, 2006, J.D., Recipient of Law Faculty Scholarship; Recipient of Honorable Louis C. Bechtle Scholarship; Received the Lena L. Hale Award for outstanding contribution to extracurricular activities; Received the Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer & Brecher Award for trial advocacy, Member of Temple's National Trial Team, winning the 2004 National Civil Rights Trial Competition and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy's 2005 Tournament of Champions; Co-chairperson of OutLaw, Temple Law's LGBT student organization (2004-2005); Placed second in the Philadelphia Bar Association's 2006 Ruth Bader-Ginsburg Pursuit of Justice Writing Competition for paper entitled Enumerated: Ninth Amendment Interpretive Theory
  • Hampshire College, 2000, B.A., Theatre

  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania

  • Serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Mazzoni Center, the largest health care provider in the Philadelphia region specifically targeting the unique health care needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities