AMRITA MALLIK, ESQ.
AREA OF EXPERTISEEmployment/Labor
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Amrita Mallik is a neutral specializing in the resolution of complex workplace disputes, civil rights and equal employment opportunity claims, with a proven track record of successfully resolving Hawaii Civil Rights Commission and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charges. She is valued for her tenacity, creative problem solving skills and ability to keep parties calm and focused on resolution despite the apparent complexity of the issues at hand.
Trained as a mediator and facilitator, Amrita completed Basic and Advanced Mediation Training at the Mediation Center of the Pacific. She is also trained as a conflict resolution consultant, having completed her training at the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law. She has also received workplace diversity and inclusion facilitation training from the EEOC. She maintains development of her skills in evolving conflict resolution techniques as an active member of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution and the Association for Conflict Resolution – Hawaii.
Amrita draws on her experience as a senior trial attorney for the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to resolve a wide range of workplace disputes. As a federal litigator, Amrita has litigated complex and systemic employment discrimination cases in Hawaii, California, Nevada, Colorado, Wyoming, Guam, CNMI and American Samoa. In 2014, Amrita received the prestigious EEOC Chair’s Bronze Award in recognition of her professionalism and commitment to excellence in litigation. She also served as an inaugural member of the EEOC’s Diversity and Inclusion Council where she worked to develop diversity and employee engagement initiatives.
In addition to her litigation background, Amrita is a highly rated and dynamic trainer and presenter with extensive experience providing outreach to a wide range of employers regarding all areas of federal antidiscrimination laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, and the Equal Pay Act.
During her tenure with the EEOC, Amrita developed a reputation for successfully resolving litigated cases and working with employers to develop and implement practical and effective policies and procedures to ensure EEO compliance and improve internal conflict resolution procedures. She now uses these skills as a neutral and workplace conflict resolution consultant to resolve workplace disputes.
Prior to joining the EEOC, Amrita worked as a consumer law litigator with Public Counsel in Los Angeles, CA. As a consumer law attorney, Amrita successfully negotiated between consumers and financial institutions to resolve disputes regarding mortgage and automotive loans.
Amrita holds a B.A. with honors in Comparative Literature from Brown University and a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was the editor-in-chief of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law.