“I am authentic and transparent with everything I do.”
Salena is an attorney in Obermayer’s Labor and Employment Department. She represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including employment litigation, employment–related agreements, wage and hour matters, executive compensation, employee benefits, internal investigations, and collective bargaining.
Salena believes that transparent and open dialog with her clients is key to establishing a sense of trust, which is the foundation for solid and dependable representation. She went to law school because she genuinely cares about obtaining justice and ensuring dependability regarding the rule of law.
In her free time, Salena likes baking complicated recipes like homemade croissants and macarons, as she believes that the process helps to offset the often cerebral component of working in the law all day.
Salena also enjoys listening to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, and other classics, as well as watching old movies like Swing Time and It’s A Wonderful Life. She often can be found on stage, acting in musical theater productions.
Aside from movies and music, Salena likes reading Stephen King novels – her two favorites being 11/22/63 and The Dead Zone.
Salena has extensive experience in legal research and drafting pleadings, motions, and briefs.
Salena graduated from Penn State Law cum laude in the top 17% of her class. While in law school, she served as the Executive Comments Editor and Chair of the Bylaws Committee of Penn State Law Review. She was a recipient of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) Eric D. Turner Award, as well as several CALI Awards, including:
- CALI Award for Mediation of Environmental and Public Conflicts
- CALI Award for Family Law
- CALI Award for Criminal Law
- CALI Award for Applied Legal Analysis and Writing II
Salena’s article, titled “Prayer Versus Prejudice: The Achievable Coexistence of Religion and Just Remedies for Discrimination Involving Workplace Harassment” was published in the Penn State Law Review.
Additionally, in law school, Salena was a Social Media Chair of the American Constitution Society and a member of the Women’s Law Caucus.
Salena obtained a bachelor’s degree in Arts, Public Relations, and Psychology at Duquesne University, graduating with honors, including:
- Summa cum laude;
- Excellence in Public Relations Award;
- Kappa Tau Alpha Top Scholar Award for Highest Undergraduate Student Ranking in Journalism and Mass Communications;
- Outstanding Academic Achievement in Psychology.