♦ Boston College (B.A., English, cum laude, 2001)
♦ Brooklyn Law School (J.D., 2004)
Alyson Mathews represents employers and school districts in education, labor and employment law matters. She has assisted municipal clients with grievance arbitrations, improper practice charges before PERB, disciplinary proceedings, General Municipal Law §§ 207-a and 207-c proceedings, contract negotiations, compulsory and voluntary interest arbitrations, fact finding proceedings and legislative determinations. Ms. Mathews has comprehensive knowledge of the impact of the Affordable Care Act on employers, including implementation strategies and best personnel practices and procedures. She has frequently lectured on these topics. Ms. Mathews also has experience with student disciplinary hearings, appeals to the Commissioner of Education and special education law.
She has been featured in the Long Island Business News’ Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services and Who’s Who in Intellectual Property and Labor Law for 2017, as well as being named as a 2017 New York Metro area Super Lawyers® Rising Star for Employment & Labor and 2018 Top Women Rising Star.
Alyson serves on the Board of Directors of the New York State Association of School Attorneys. She is also actively involved in the NYSBA and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section as the Co-Chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee. In June 2018, she will become the Chair-Elect of the Section. She is a co-editor of NYSBA’s second edition of Impasse Resolution under the Taylor Law. Ms. Mathews is also a member of the American Bar Association and the Suffolk County Bar Association.
Ms. Mathews received her law degree from Brooklyn Law School and her undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Boston College. While at Brooklyn Law School, she was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and the Journal of Law and Policy. She participated in the 2003 National First Amendment Moot Court Competition where she placed as a semifinalist. Ms. Mathews also served as the coach of the 2004 First Amendment Moot Court team, Notes and Comments Editor for the Journal of Law and Policy, and editor of the Brooklyn Law School News.