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, retail and technology 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, leaves of absence and reasonable accommodation requests, and employee terminations.

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 paid sick 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.

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


Professional & Community Affiliations


Human Resources Board

Town of Wellesley


Human Resources Committee

Samaritans, Inc.


Boston Bar Association


Named, The Best Lawyers in America®


Named, Massachusetts Top Women Attorneys

Boston Magazine


Named, Super Lawyer


Super Lawyers


Named, Super Lawyer Rising Star

Employment Litigation

Law & Politics


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

Speaking Engagements

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

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


Family Medical Leave Act in Massachusetts

Lorman Education Services

2004, 2007, 2008

Employment Law from A to Z in Massachusetts

Lorman Education Services



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


  • Greek

Bar Admission

New York
New Jersey


  • 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