Allison joined MAPC in 2021 as the agency’s Legal Counsel. Allison advises MAPC on its legal obligations under federal and state employment laws as well as state laws governing public records, conflicts of interest, ethics, open meetings, procurement, and contracts. Allison also interprets and evaluates the impact of pending and newly passed federal and state legislation on MAPC and the municipalities it serves.
Prior to joining MAPC, Allison worked in private practice as a labor lawyer. In that role she represented private and public sector unions in collective bargaining and litigation before state and federal courts, arbitrators, and administrative agencies. She also provided advice concerning progressive discipline, performance management, workplace investigations, wage and hour compliance, reasonable accommodations, and leaves of absence. Before law school, Allison worked as a union representative for several area unions representing a wide range of employees including registered nurses, municipal workers, and trial court staff.
Allison has a Juris Doctor from Boston College. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree, cum laude, from Smith College and a Master’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts. Allison is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the United States District Court – District of Massachusetts, and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.