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

Published Works



Media Quotes

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