Allison E. Ianni
Allison Ianni is an associate in the New York City office. As part of her litigation practice, she has handled discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and employee benefit cases, as well as wage and hour disputes, in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies and arbitration panels. She has represented clients in the media, higher education, insurance, and consulting industries. Most recently, Ms. Ianni was part of a trial team that obtained a defense verdict after a 7-day jury trial in an age discrimination case brought by the News Director of a local television station in federal court. Ms. Ianni also regularly counsels management on various workplace issues such as personnel policies, hiring, terminations, discipline, disability accommodations, leaves of absences and wage and hour laws.
Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins when the firm opened its New York City office in April 2012, Ms. Ianni was an associate in the labor and employment group at Seyfarth Shaw LLP. She previously had practiced general litigation at Proskauer Rose LLP, where she litigated, among other things, patent infringement disputes, shareholder derivative actions, breach of contract cases, and bankruptcy adversary proceedings.
Ms. Ianni earned her J.D., cum laude, in May 2007 from Hofstra University School of Law, where she served as a Notes & Comments editor on the Hofstra Law Review. Additionally, she graduated cum laude from New York University in 2003, where she received a B.A. in Journalism and English Literature.
Education and Honors
J.D., cum laude, Hofstra University School of Law, 2007
B.A., cum laude, New York University, 2003
- New York City Bar Association (Professional Responsibility Committee)
In The News
- February 28, 2013 - Ogletree Deakins Publication - "New York City Council Passes Bill Prohibiting “Unemployment” Discrimination; Mayor Bloomberg Indicated Intention to Veto Bill"
- February 28, 2013 - Ogletree Deakins Publication - "Third Department Affirms Unemployment Insurance Appeal’s Board Finding of No Misconduct Due to Unintentional Internet Usage"
- February 28, 2013 - Ogletree Deakins Publication - "Eastern District Concludes that ERISA Preempts Negligent Misrepresentation Claim"
- February 28, 2013 - Ogletree Deakins Publication - "Settlement of Equal Pay Act Claims by Female Workers Does Not Provide Complete Defense Against a Later Suit by Male Workers for Resulting Unequal Pay"
- January 29, 2013 - Ogletree Deakins Publication - "Reminder: New York Wage Theft Prevention Act Requires Annual Notices for All Employees by February 1, 2013"
- January 29, 2013 - Ogletree Deakins Publication - "Governor Cuomo Proposes Increased Minimum Wage and Significant Changes to New York’s Employment Law in State of the State Address"
- January 29, 2013 - Ogletree Deakins Publication - "E.D.N.Y. Rules That Private Postings on Social Media Relating to Plaintiff’s Mental State Are Fair Game for Discovery"
- January 29, 2013 - Ogletree Deakins Publication - "Employer’s Requirement That Unpaid Interns Receive College Credit Was Not an Unlawful Deduction from Wages Under New York Labor Law"
- January 29, 2013 - Ogletree Deakins Publication - "New York Court Holds That Extended Leave of Absence May Be a Reasonable Accommodation Under New York City Human Rights Law"
- January 29, 2013 - Ogletree Deakins Publication - "First Department Appellate Court Reinforces Liberal Standard for Hostile Work Environment Claims Under the New York City Human Rights Law"
- October 16, 2012 - SHRM.org - "School District Worker Spoke as Employee When Reporting Pay Mistakes"