♦ Boston College (B.A., English, cum laude, 2001)
♦ Brooklyn Law School (J.D., 2004)
HONORS & AWARDS
- 2017 & 2018 – New York Metro area Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list
- 2017 – Listed as one of Long Island Business News’ Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services
- 2017 – Listed as one of Long Island Business News’ Who’s Who in Intellectual Property & Labor Law
- 2014 – Listed as one of Long Island Business News’ Who’s Who in Intellectual Property & Labor Law
- 2013 – Listed as one of Long Island Business News’ Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services
ORGANIZATIONS & COMMITTEES
- Chair, New York State Bar Association Labor and Employment Section
- Member, Congressman Steve Israel’s Long Island Affordable Care Act Task Force
- New York State Bar Association Electronic Communications Committee
- New York State Bar Association Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section
- Co-Chair, Membership Committee of the New York State Bar Association
- Member, the American Bar Association
- Member, the Suffolk County Bar Association
- 9.27.2018: Discrimination, Discipline and Employee Performance: 4 Simple Social Media Legal Secrets That Maximize Employer Protections and Performance Appraisal Fundamentals to Stay Out of Hot Water – National Business Institute: The Human Resource Manager: Essential Skills for Everyday Issues Seminar
- 06.02.2018: Clueless (Paramount Pictures) – Diversity/Inclusion/ Discrimination in the Practice of Law – NYSSBA & NYSASA 18th Annual School Attorney Law Conference
- 05.22.2018: “Where Do We Go From Here…?” How and Why You May Need to Engage in the Interactive Accommodation Process, Lamb & Barnosky, LLP Live Webinar Series
- 03.09.2018: Internet Acceptable Use Policies, Filtering and Monitoring – National Business Institute seminar “School Law: Cyberbullying, Privacy and Other Technology Issues”
- 02.13.2018: “You Can’t Touch This…” Ensuring That Your Anti-Harassment Policies and Training Are Up To Date, Lamb & Barnosky, LLP Live Webinar Series
- 10.20.2017: The EEOC’s New Guidance on Retaliation “What’s New, What’s Different, and What’s an Employer To Do?” – New York State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section Fall Meeting
- 03.01.2017: Hot Topics in Labor and Employment Law – co-sponsored by the Labor and Employment Law Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association
- 01.27.2017: Plenary One: Emergency Ethics – How to Recognize and React to Ethical Landmines in the Practice of Labor and Employment Law – 140th Labor and Employment Law Section’s Annual Meeting of the New York State Bar Association
- 01.05.2017: Forms 1094 and 1095: Complying With Mandatory ACA Healthcare Coverage Reporting Requirements of IRC 6055 and 6056 – Strafford live webinar
- 06.03.2016: Raucous Caucus; Mock School Board Meeting – 16th Annual School Attorney Law Conference sponsored by the NYS Association of School Attorneys
- 11.20.2015: Affordable Care Act Employer Reporting – Suffolk County Chapter of the New York State Association of Business Officials (SASBO)
- 11.04.2015: Health Care Reform: Impact on Health Care Insurance and Employee Benefits -National Business Institute seminar “Employment Law: 2015 Comprehensive Guide”
- 12.08.2014: Collective Bargaining: A Primer on the Taylor Law and negotiations with a simulated mock bargaining session – Nassau and Suffolk Academies of Law and the Education Law Committees 2014 Annual School Law Conference
- 10.13.2014: ACA: What Public Sector Employers Need to Do Now – 60th U.S. Annual Employee Benefits Conference
- 01.30.2014: Final Wellness Regulations: What You Need to Know – The Knowledge Group, LLC
- 01.30.2014: The Implications of the Affordable Care Act for Municipalities – NYSBA Municipal Law Section Annual Meeting
- 12.09.2013: Don’t Let the ‘ACA’ Make You Ill – Nassau and Suffolk Academies of Law and the Education Law Committees 2013 Annual School Law Conference
- 11.19.2013: Affordable Care Act Presentation – Council of Licensed Physiotherapists of New York, Inc.
- 10.25.2013: The Affordable Care Act is Here – Now What? – NAWBO’s Informational Meeting, sponsored by and held at BDO
- 09.12.2013: The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Collective Bargaining: An Interactive Discussion – Labor & Employment Relations Association New York Chapter NYC-LERA Dinner Meeting and Panel Discussion
- 06.13.2013: Navigating the “Pay or Play” Penalties – Lamb & Barnosky, LLP seminar
- 11.19.2012: Social Media and the Public Sector Workplace – NYS Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section’s Technology in the Workplace and Practice Committee and the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal
- 06.03.2012: Navigating by the Stars, or Identifying a Clear Route – NYSSBA & NYSASA 12th Annual School Attorney Law Conference
- 12.02.2011: Employment at Will and New York State Exceptions – Labor and Employment Law Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association
- 01.29.2010: Public Employment in the 70’s: A Look at Civil Service Laws §§ 71, 72, 73 and 75 – NYS Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section Annual Meeting
- 03.12.2008: Special Ethical Considerations in Public Section Labor Relations- Public Sector Labor Law Conference
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. 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 and 2018, as well as being named in 2017, 2018 and 2019 as a New York Metro Area Super Lawyers® Rising Star for Employment & Labor.
Alyson is actively involved in the New York State Bar Association and currently serves as the Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section, having previously served as Co-Chair of the Continuing Legal Education and Membership Committees. She is a co-editor of the New York State Bar Association’s second and third editions of Impasse Resolution under the Taylor Law and a chapter author of the 2017 and 2018 editions of Public Sector Labor and Employment Law.
Ms. Mathews also serves on the Board of Directors of the New York State Association of School Attorneys and is 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.