Perspectiva General

Alice A. Kokodis provides practical advice to clients in a broad range of employment law matters. She has extensive experience litigating employment disputes of all types, including defending employers against claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful discharge, and wage and hour violations. She has appeared in over 15 jurisdictions on behalf of her clients, and before federal and state courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. 

She draws on that litigation experience to counsel employers on effective strategies for avoiding litigation when possible, and preparing for litigation when it is unavoidable. Alice often partners with her client’s legal and HR teams, to provide advice at every stage of the employment relationship, ranging from the initial hiring, to every facet of daily operations, including compensation, performance management and terminations. Alice regularly drafts and negotiates executive employment contracts and severance agreements.

As a member of Littler’s Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation Practice Group, Alice also advises clients in the administration of leave of absence and accommodation policies, including preparation of employee handbooks; implementation of mandatory sick leave laws; training management and HR staff on these issues; and defending claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act and related state leave laws.

Alice frequently represents small companies to Fortune 500 companies in the following industries:

  • Financial services
  • Hospitality
  • Healthcare
  • High tech
  • Retail
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Bio tech

Alice is committed to pro bono activities and has dedicated her time as pro bono counsel to a Boston area nonprofit that provides programs and services aimed at preventing suicide.

In 2019, Alice was also appointed by the Town Moderator to serve on the Human Resources Board for the Town of Wellesley, MA.

Afiliaciones Profesionales y Comunitarias

Member

Human Resources Board

Town of Wellesley

Member

Human Resources Committee

Samaritans, Inc.

Member

Boston Bar Association

Reconocimiento

Named, The Best Lawyers in America®

2023

Named, Massachusetts Top Women Attorneys

Boston Magazine

2018-2019

Named, Super Lawyer

Massachusetts

Super Lawyers

2011-2019

Named, Super Lawyer Rising Star

Employment Litigation

Law & Politics

2009-2010

News, Analysis & Press

Leave of absence obligations and the COVID-19 pandemic

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

January 21, 2021

Paid Leave Law to Change Landscape for Companies

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

May 9, 2019

Libros & Capítulos

  • Editor, Leave and Accommodations Update, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2022

Speaking Engagements

2022 New England Regional Employer Conference

Boston, MA

November 15, 2022

Managing the Complexities of Paid Sick and Family Leave Laws – What We’ve Learned So Far and What We Expect Going Forward

2021 Tri-State SHRM Virtual Event

April 28, 2021

Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law Webinar Mini-Series: Session 3 – Filing An Application for PFML Benefits and the Appeals Process

November 10, 2020

Massachusetts Paid Family And Medical Leave Law Webinar Miniseries: Session 2 – Revising Your Handbook And The Interplay Between PFML and Other Leaves

October 21, 2020

Massachusetts Paid Family And Medical Leave Law Webinar Miniseries: Session 1 – PFML Overview And Filing A Private Plan Exemption

September 30, 2020

Is the East Coast the New West Coast When It Comes to Employment Laws?

Tri-State SHRM Conference

August 10, 2020

New England: Small States with Big Paid Sick Leave Obligations

2019 New England Employer Conference, Newton, MA

September 27, 2019

Massachusetts Paid Family Medical Leave: Updated Deadlines and Other Critical Information for Employers

Boston, MA

July 22, 2019

#NotYouToo: How to Conduct Legal Investigations in the Aftermath of #MeToo

Boston, MA

June 11, 2019

Paid Family and Medical Leave, Marijuana, and Other Hot Topics For Massachusetts Employers

Boston, MA

April 11, 2019

Dos and Don’ts for Depositions

Boston Bar Association

December 14, 2018

From #MeToo to #WhatToDo

2018 New England Employer Conference, Burlington, MA

November 8, 2018

Emerging Pay Equity Laws - How to Advise Your C-Suite and Safeguard Your Company

March 15, 2017

New England Legal Update

2016 New England Employer Conference, Burlington, MA

October 13, 2016

The Fundamentals of Civil Motion Practice

Massachusetts Bar Association

2006-2011

Family Medical Leave Act in Massachusetts

Lorman Education Services

2004, 2007, 2008

Employment Law from A to Z in Massachusetts

Lorman Education Services

2006-2008

Educación

  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1995
  • M.P.H., Boston University, 1991
  • B.A., Boston University, 1990

Idiomas

  • Greek

Admisión de la barra

Massachusetts
New York
New Jersey

Cortes

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York