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The Woodlands Texas 77380
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Federal Labor and Employment Law
Federal Regulatory/Administrative Law
Hailing from the metropolitan Washington D.C. area, Alison has represented hundreds of federal employees, government contractors, and police union members in a wide-array of federal employment and labor law matters. Through her federal practice, Alison zealously advocates for clients facing disciplinary and/or adverse action proceedings, fitness for duty examinations, disability retirement assessments and applications, Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) appeals, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) litigation, and Office of Special Counsel (OSC) complaints. Alison represents clients both while initiating investigations and complaints, as well as when employees become the subject of investigations, to ensure their rights are being protected.
Alison’s practice also specializes in security clearance matters on behalf of federal employees and government contractors before various agencies and granting authorities, including: the Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the National Security Agency (NSA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the Chief Security Officer (OCSO), as well as various personnel security departments within the Department of Defense (DoD). Alison assists clients with the preparation of security clearance applications (e-QIP) for Secret, Top Secret, and TS-SCI clearances, as well Public Trust and suitability determinations.
Alison has been on the forefront of ensuring federal retirement benefits are properly calculated and disbursed through the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Alison represents clients who have general retirement errors, as well as those clients who are eligible for protection under the Federal Erroneous Retirement Coverage Correction Act (FERCCA). Alison has assisted federal retirees and their families in establishing their rightful Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), CSRS Offset, and Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) retirement benefits, including: monthly annuity payments, marital share apportionments, survivor annuity benefits, death beneficiary determinations, Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB), Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI), and Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). Alison also assists federal employees and retirees, as well as the former spouses of federal employees and retirees, in determining the proper distribution of marital assets of these retirement benefits, through incorporation of necessary regulatory language into divorce documents and decrees.
William & Mary Law School, J.D., 2011, where she served as Managing Editor of the William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law.
University of Michigan, B.A., 2008, where she graduated with High Honors.