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Overview

Alice A. Kokodis represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters, with a particular focus in the financial services industry. She has litigated claims pending in more than fifteen states and appears before FINRA with respect to employment related matters brought against brokerage firms and other financial institutions. Alice also has extensive experience representing hospitality and retail employers.  

In servicing her clients, Alice often acts as an extension of their legal and management team. She advises clients at every stage of the employment relationship, ranging from the initial hiring process, to every facet of daily operations, including compensation, performance management issues, and separations. She provides practical advice and recommendations aimed at avoiding litigation, but is a zealous advocate for clients when litigation ensues.

Alice’s litigation experience includes regular appearances before state and federal courts, agencies and arbitral forums on claims related to:

  • Discrimination (race, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, e.g. sexual orientation)
  • Whistleblower and retaliation
  • Contract and quasi-contract
  • Leaves and accommodations
  • Defamation
  • Wage and hour

In addition to litigating and arbitrating claims, Alice is on the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination approved list for remediation, having graduated from the MCAD Certified Train-the-Trainer Program for Preventing Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace. Alice conducts compliance trainings for human resources professionals, executives and employees on state and federal laws related to discrimination, harassment, accommodations and leave laws. In the wake of #MeToo, Alice also provides training to employers on conducting effective and thorough workplace investigations.

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. Alice also assists asylum seekers navigate the asylum process through her involvement with the Political Asylum / Immigration Representation Project.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Wellesley Human Resources Board

Member

Boston Bar Association

Former Member, Board of Directors

Samaritans

Recognition

Named, Massachusetts Top Women Attorneys

Boston Magazine

2018-2019

Named, Super Lawyer

Massachusetts

Super Lawyers

2011-2018

Named, Super Lawyer Rising Star

Employment Litigation

Law & Politics

2009-2010

Speaking Engagements

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

Education

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

Languages

  • Greek

Bar Admission

Massachusetts
New York
New Jersey

Courts

  • 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