Practice and Industry Groups

Allison E. Ianni

Associate New York City

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.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • New York City Bar Association (Professional Responsibility Committee)
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Our Insights

E.D.N.Y. Finds No Per Se Violation of New York Correction Law Where Employer Failed to Conduct Required Analysis

June 30, 2014

Southern District of New York Judge Conditionally Certifies Another Unpaid Intern Collective Action

April 30, 2014

New York City Mayor Signs Expanded Sick Time Law, Effective April 1, 2014

March 31, 2014

S.D.N.Y. Declines to Enforce No-Hire Agreement for Lack of Protectable Interest

February 27, 2014

New York’s Highest Court Rules Indefinite Leave Is Not a Reasonable Accommodation Under State Human Rights Law, but May Be Under City Human Rights Law

October 17, 2013

Southern District of New York Certifies Another Intern Misclassification Decision for Immediate Appeal to the Second Circuit

September 30, 2013

New York City Council Expands Protection Against Pregnancy Discrimination

September 30, 2013

New York City Council Passes Bill Prohibiting “Unemployment” Discrimination; Mayor Bloomberg Indicated Intention to Veto Bill

February 28, 2013

Third Department Affirms Unemployment Insurance Appeal’s Board Finding of No Misconduct Due to Unintentional Internet Usage

February 28, 2013

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

February 28, 2013

Eastern District Concludes that ERISA Preempts Negligent Misrepresentation Claim

February 28, 2013

New York Court Holds That Extended Leave of Absence May Be a Reasonable Accommodation Under New York City Human Rights Law

January 29, 2013

Reminder: New York Wage Theft Prevention Act Requires Annual Notices for All Employees by February 1, 2013

January 29, 2013

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

Employer’s Requirement That Unpaid Interns Receive College Credit Was Not an Unlawful Deduction from Wages Under New York Labor Law

January 29, 2013

Governor Cuomo Proposes Increased Minimum Wage and Significant Changes to New York’s Employment Law in State of the State Address

January 29, 2013

First Department Appellate Court Reinforces Liberal Standard for Hostile Work Environment Claims Under the New York City Human Rights Law

January 29, 2013

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Media Quotes

October 16, 2012 - - "School District Worker Spoke as Employee When Reporting Pay Mistakes"