Alice advises employers in virtually all areas of labor and employment and immigration law, litigates labor and employment disputes in federal and state courts and represents clients before federal, state and local administrative agencies in government investigations and litigated matters. She works with clients to devise, implement and manage effective human resources and immigration strategies.
Alice joined the firm after having served as Deputy General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). She brings three decades of experience as a legal advisor and advocate on behalf of domestic and multinational organizations in both the private and public sector, including for profit and nonprofit organizations, primarily in labor and employment and immigration matters.
As Deputy General Counsel of the NLRB, Alice directed the operations of all divisions within the NLRB’s Office of the General Counsel and its 26 regional offices, including Ethics, Legal Counsel, Advice, Appeals, Appellate and Supreme Court litigation, and the agency’s administrative, financial, human resources, equal employment opportunity and labor relations functions. She served as senior advisor to the General Counsel and represented that office regarding legal policy issues under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), legislative issues, litigation, including appellate and Supreme Court litigation, and audits and made presentations to congressional staff and external stakeholders, such as bar associations, trade associations and labor organizations.
Prior to her work with the NLRB, Alice was a partner at several large New York City law firms, counseling and representing employers in labor and employment and business immigration law. She represented employers in multiple industries, including the airline, manufacturing, financial services, entertainment, technology, biotech, pharmaceutical, luxury goods, food and beverage and hospitality sectors. She also has deep experience representing nonprofit cultural, religious, humanitarian and higher education institutions.
Alice represents clients before federal and state courts, the NLRB, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor and state and local discrimination and labor standards agencies in labor and employment matters and before the U.S. departments of: Homeland Security, Labor and State in immigration matters. She has led legal teams and multidisciplinary divisions in handling domestic and cross-border investigations and transactions, privacy matters, mergers and acquisitions and reductions in force.
Alice counsels and represents clients in matters involving:
- Workplace diversity and inclusion and anti-harassment issues and training, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, equal employment opportunity, affirmative action and unfair immigration-related employment practices claims, including matters arising under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA)
- Labor relations, union organizing, collective bargaining, labor arbitrations, unfair labor practices, strikes, picketing, boycotts and labor injunctions under the NLRA and the Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA)
- Wage and hour issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage and hour laws, including employee classification and independent contractor issues
- Accommodation of disabilities and religious practices in the workplace
- Workplace investigations of sexual harassment, employee theft and other suspected malfeasance
- Employment, confidentiality and restrictive covenant agreements
- Human resources policies, forms and employee handbooks, including drug testing, social media and data privacy policies
- Labor and employment and immigration law issues in corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, sales, reorganizations, bankruptcies and workforce reductions
- Workforce reductions under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) and state laws
- Litigation of employment-at-will, wrongful discharge and workplace tort claims and disputes
- Obtaining U.S. and foreign work visas, U.S. permanent residence and citizenship for their employees
- Development and implementation of comprehensive immigration policies and compliance programs
- I-9 audits and I-9 regulatory compliance counsel
- U.S. and state government investigations, including wage and hour, OSHA, discrimination and I-9 investigations
- Development of short- and long-term strategic immigration plans