Alyssa S. Gonnerman counsels and represents a wide range of employers in various aspects of labor and employment law. Alyssa has litigated, arbitrated, and mediated disputes before administrative agencies, arbitration forums, and state and federal courts in Kansas and Missouri. Her litigation experience includes matters involving:

  • Discrimination and harassment
  • Retaliation and whistleblower claims
  • Wrongful discharge and public policy claims
  • Contract claims
  • Internal investigations

Her litigation successes include:

  • Argued before the 8th Circuit an appeal of a motion to grant summary judgment to a healthcare client and successfully upheld the grant of summary judgment
  • Won an arbitration alleging sexual harassment and retaliation claims
  • Obtained a complete award in favor of a financial industry client before FINRA on eight claims, including discrimination, harassment and contract claims
  • Successfully compelled several cases into arbitration in Missouri state court

Alyssa also provides pro bono services to help clients seek guardianship, and is a member of Littler’s Healthcare Practice Group.

News, Analysis & Press

Books & Book Chapters

  • Gender and Sexual Orientation Discrimination and Sexual Harassment, Practising Law Institute, Employment Law Yearbook, co-author, 2017-2018, 2020-2021
  • Race, Religion, and National Origin Discrimination, Practising Law Institute, Employment Law Yearbook, co-author, 2016

Speaking Engagements

2022 Kansas City Regional Employer Conference

Kansas City, MO

July 28, 2022

The Impact of COVID-19 on Employment Litigation, How Best to Prepare and What the Future of Litigation May Hold


November 10, 2021

Expanded Medical and Sick Leave Entitlements and Litigation Updates in the Time of COVID-19


November 11, 2020

2019 Employment Law Updates


November 13, 2019

#MeToo - What Do We Do?

Kansas City Employer Conference

June 26, 2018


  • J.D., University of Iowa College of Law, 2014With Distinction
  • B.S./B.A., University of Iowa, 2011High Distinction

Bar Admission



  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas