Allison Papadopoulos’ practice covers a wide variety of labor and employment matters, with a significant focus on class and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and counterpart state wage and hour laws. Allison has defended clients on claims surrounding employee classification, joint employment, meal periods and rest breaks, “off-the-clock” work, time rounding, tip credit, and other wage and hour issues. Allison also represents clients in employment discrimination litigation in federal and state court as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Counsel (EEOC).  

In addition, Allison’s practice has focused on labor management and union negotiation matters, including arbitrating union grievances and litigating matters before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

She advises clients, including Fortune 500 companies, in the retail, hospitality, insurance, and energy industries, on a range of workplace legal issues, including terminations, severance agreements, workforce reductions, and compliance with state and federal employment laws. 

Previously, Allison was a law clerk in the office of the Hon. Mary Ellen Coster Williams, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the Office of the Public Defender for Montgomery County, Maryland.

Professional & Community Affiliations


Young Professional Council

Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic


Labor and Employment Section

American Bar Association

Books & Book Chapters

  • Contributor, FLSA Mid-Winter Treatise, 2016-2017

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, Signed. Sealed. Delivered. Are You Ready for DOL’s Overtime Regulations Under FLSA?

The Knowledge Group

October 26, 2016

Panelist, Unveiling the Changes to Federal Overtime Exemption Rules

The Knowledge Group

May 25, 2016


  • J.D., Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, 2013magna cum laude
  • B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2008

Bar Admission

District of Columbia


  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia