Alice A. Kokodis: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Alice A. Kokodis

Counsel
Boston,  MA  U.S.A.
Phone617-239-0253

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation Management
  • Labor & Employment
 
University Boston University (B.A., 1990; M.P.H., 1991)
 
Law SchoolChicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 1995
 
AdmittedMassachusetts; New York; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; U.S. District Court, Massachusetts; New Jersey
 
Memberships 

Memberships

Boston Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association

 
LanguagesGreek
 
Biography

Alice represents large national companies in multi-state employment law litigation. Alice's practice spans the full spectrum of employment litigation before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, with special emphasis on the defense of discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, FLSA, ADA, ADEA, FMLA and common law related tort claims. Within the last 6 years, Alice has defended litigation for Fortune 200 companies in over 15 jurisdictions, including the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. She has experience trying cases as well as arbitrating matters before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Alice is a graduate of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (“MCAD”) Certified Train-the-Trainer Program for Preventing Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace and, as a result, she is on the MCAD approved list for remediation. She conducts trainings for human resources professionals and business leaders on state and federal laws related to discrimination, harassment, accommodations and family and medical leave laws.

Alice has been selected for inclusion in the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 editions of New England Super Lawyers for her work in the defense of employment litigation. In 2007, Alice was also recognized by Boston Magazine and Law & Politics as a Super Lawyer Rising Star in employment litigation.
•Alice won a complete defense verdict in a jury trial at the Western District of Pennsylvania dismissing claims by a former mortgage loan officer claiming actual and perceived disability claims under the ADA.

•Alice defended a wealth management group in a FINRA arbitration involving claims for failure to pay commissions and defamation related to a Form U-5 filing.

•Alice negotiated favorable settlement terms in a highly disputed, multi-million dollar race discrimination and disparate pay litigation filed by a former technology specialist in the Southern District of New York.

•Alice successfully dismissed claims of gender stereotyping and harassment under Title VII filed by former underwriter against the company and two supervisors.

•Alice successfully dismissed claims of age discrimination under the ADEA filed by former banking center manager terminated for falsification of internal documents.

•Alice assisted national department store retailer negotiate through unique maternity and medical leave statutes in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

•Alice led a team to a win before the Third Circuit of Appeals on reverse gender and race discrimination claims under Title VII.

Recent Representative Decisions
Fong v. Bank of America, 2014 WL 3388834 (MCAD Jun. 25, 2014)

Hahn v. Bank of America, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 45886 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 31, 2014)

Burgin v. Burlington Coat Factory, 2013 WL 2444038 (N. D. Ala., Jun. 14 2013)

Von Graupen v. Burlington Coat Factory of Texas, L.P., 2013 WL 1143359 (N.D.Tex. March 13, 2013)

Byrd v. Merrill Lynch, 479 Fed.Appx. 444 (C.A.3 N.J.), October 02, 2012

Abouhamad v. Bank of America, Corp., 2012 WL 4023579 (D. Mass. July 12, 2012)

O'Neil v. Bank of America, N.A., 2011 WL 1322527 (E.D.N.Y. March 15, 2011)

Swift v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., 770 F.Supp.2d 483 (2011)

Hirschberg v. Bank of America, N.A., 754 F.Supp.2d 500 ( 2010)

Before Edwards Wildman

After graduating law school, Alice was a Special Assistant Attorney General in the Insurance Fraud Bureau of the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General. She then went on to work in the private sector representing employers in complex litigation and employment disputes.

Besides Edwards Wildman

Alice provides pro bono legal services and serves on the HR Committee for the Samaritans of Boston, a non-profit whose goal is to reduce the risk of suicide and increase awareness about suicide prevention throughout Greater Boston and Metro West.

Insights
Family and Medical Leave Act in Massachusetts
December 12, 2008 event
Family and Medical Leave Act in Massachusetts
October 30, 2007 event
Employment Law from A to Z in Massachusetts
September 26, 2007 event
Employment Law from A to Z in Massachusetts
September 26, 2008 event

 
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Alice A. Kokodis

111 Huntington Avenue
BostonMA 02199-7613




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