FordHarrison Adds Two New Associates

Date   Jan 19, 2021

FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that two new associates, Melissa M. Castillo, Tampa and Erica Johnson, Memphis, have joined the firm.

Prior to joining FordHarrison as an associate, Melissa was a summer associate with the firm. As a summer associate, she obtained hands-on experience in litigation in the representation of the firm's clients. Most recently, she served as a legal intern for the U.S. EEOC, researching Title VII and ADA questions relating to employment discrimination charges and preparing discovery plans, conciliation agreements, and legal memoranda. 

While in law school, Melissa was a member of the University of Florida Levin College of Law’s nationally recognized Moot Court Team, serving as the Chair of Education and Training (2018-19). Likewise, she was a finalist at the 2019 Emory Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition.

Erica also served as a summer associate at FordHarrison while in law school, obtaining hands-on employment law litigation and labor relations experience in the representation of the firm's clients. Prior to joining FordHarrison as an associate, Erica served as a summer associate in the labor and employment division of a large hospital and as a summer associate for a large global paper goods company. Additionally, Erica worked as an extern for the United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.

Before pursuing her legal career, Erica had a career in human resources, having served as an EEOC specialist for a number of years after earning her master's degree in Human Resources Management