Alyssa Peterson is a strategic advisor and litigator who represents and counsels employers on a broad range of employment law issues arising under federal, state and local law.
Aly has significant experience defending employers in cases filed in federal court, and has served as a team member on complex litigation matters, including class discrimination claims and mass arbitrations of individual wage and hour claims. Her representation extends to proceedings before administrative agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Texas Workforce Commission, and the Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission. She has specific experience with matters involving:
- Fair Labor Standards Act
- Discrimination, harassment and retaliation on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability
- Interference and retaliation under the Family and Medical Leave Act
- Whistleblower retaliation under the False Claims Act
In addition to representing clients in litigation, Aly provides counseling on a variety of employment matters, including hiring, performance management, termination, employment and separation agreements, and employee policies and procedures. She also provides virtual and in-person training sessions. Aly is an experienced investigator and regularly conducts internal investigations of sensitive workplace matters.
Her experience includes advising employers on the employment law aspects of corporate transactions and restructuring, including due diligence requirements, executive employment agreements, employment-related representations and warranties in purchase agreements, and WARN compliance.
Aly is an associate representative on Littler’s Diversity and Inclusion Council.
Prior to joining Littler, Aly was an employment associate at a full-service law firm in Omaha, Nebraska, where she gained valuable experience advising and representing employers in a variety of labor and employment matters.
During law school, Aly was the managing editor of the Nebraska Law Review and served as a judicial extern for Chief Judge Laurie Smith Camp at the U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska. She also completed a program of concentrated study in Human Resources Law.