Who We Are / Staff

Glenda Malave

Office Manager/Paralegal
Ms. Malave has been with Spivak Lipton since 1998.  As Office Manager, Ms. Malave is responsible for managing the day-to day operations and procedures of the office.  Her responsibilities also include litigation support such as preparing legal documents, creating and maintaining client databases, case management, handling client inquiries, etc.

 Ms. Malave graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a Bachelors Degree in Science with a concentration in legal studies and government.

Se habla español.

Asya Smotkin

Ms. Smotkin joined Spivak Lipton in April 2019 with fifty years of experience in accounting.  Her responsibilities include vendor relations, administering payroll and employee benefits, and handling client inquiries. 

Melissa Criscione

Billing Administrator
Ms. Criscione joined Spivak Lipton in September 1998. Her responsibilities include billing, maintaining case files and client databases, handling client inquiries, and assisting in supervising day-to- day office operations and procedures.

Rebecca Ishak

Legal Assistant
Ms. Ishak coordinates and maintains arbitration case files, databases, handles client inquiries and provides litigation support.  She joined Spivak Lipton in November 2005 and is a graduate from CUNY Baruch College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in human resource management.

Education and Experience

  • CUNY/Baruch College (B.B.A. 2010)

  • Intern, National Securities Corporation, Summer 2008

Nicole Landig

Legal Assistant
Ms. Landig joined Spivak Lipton in 2014. Her responsibilities include providing litigation support, drafting and revising legal documents and correspondence, managing case files, and handling administrative and daily office operations. Ms. Landig graduated from Hunter College in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

Melinda Rodriguez

Legal Assistant
Ms. Rodriguez joined Spivak Lipton as a Legal Assistant in early 2014.  She comes to us with 20 plus years of experience working in the legal field.  Her responsibilities include providing litigation support, preparing legal correspondence, legal documents, case management, translation and assistance with daily office operations.  

She is a graduate of Monroe College with a degree in Business Administration.

Se habla español.

Cara Morgan

Litigation Coordinator
Joining Spivak Lipton in December of 2014, Ms. Morgan’s responsibilities include assistance in preparing legal correspondence, filing of court documents, calculating damages for FLSA cases, database management and handling administrative and daily office operations. Cara graduated from the University of Vermont in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Political Science.