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Alison L. Lynch

Principal and Office Litigation Manager
Orange County

P 949-885-1369
F 949-885-1380


Alison L. Lynch is a Principal in the Orange County, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on litigation and preventative counseling.

Ms. Lynch represents employers in state and federal court in numerous areas of employment law including claims of discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, harassment, failure to accommodate disabilities, defamation, breach of contract, fraud, failure to pay wages and a variety of other statutory and common law claims. She also represents employers before state and federal agencies including the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement. In addition to litigation, Ms. Lynch speaks on employment law topics and works with employers in preventative and educational counseling. She has served as an adjunct professor of employment law at Whittier Law School.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Lynch was an associate at a mid-sized insurance defense firm in the employment department where she gained valuable experience representing employers and working with insurance companies toward the resolution of workplace disputes.

While attending law school, Ms. Lynch was honored with West’s Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award. She was selected for an internship with the honorable Justice David Sills, Presiding, of California’s Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Three. While clerking for the Court of Appeal, Ms. Lynch was a contributing author to published opinion Hope International University v. Superior Court (2004) 119 Cal.App.4th 719, an employment case related to the “ministerial exception” to state and federal employment laws. In addition, Ms. Lynch was a member of Whittier’s Law Review where her article, "Changing Ideas About Changing Diapers" 25 Whittier L. Rev. 927 (2004) was selected for publication. Ms. Lynch finished law school at the top of her class, receiving CALI Excellence for the Future awards in Constitutional Law I and II, Law Review, Law and Literature and International Human Rights.

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September 25, 2018
ABA Journal

Alison Lynch Discusses Jackson Lewis' Policies and Programs for Retention and Advancement of Women Attorneys

September 25, 2018

Alison Lynch discusses the firm's innovative policies and initiatives that help attract, retain and advance women in law in "More law firms join 'best for women' lists, but statistics are stalled," published by ABA Journal. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

May 11, 2018
Bloomberg BNA

Firm Leaders Discuss Jackson Lewis' Family-Friendly Approach to Attracting and Retaining Attorneys

May 11, 2018

Vincent Cino, Alison Lynch and Nicole Shaffer comment on Jackson Lewis' Practicing and Parenting Group, flexible work arrangements and generous leave policy in "For Mom: Flowers, Chocolate, Extra Leave," published by Bloomberg BNA. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

May 2, 2018
The American Lawyer

Alison Lynch Discusses Jackson Lewis' “Practicing and Parenting” Program

May 2, 2018

Alison Lynch discusses Jackson Lewis' “Practicing and Parenting” program as part of its ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion in "Mommy Track' Lawsuit Aside, Many Firms Look to Make Life Easier on Parents," published by The American Lawyer. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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Pull Up A Seat And Enjoy This Recent Victory for California Employers
June 7, 2012

After previously denying class certification, a California district court recently dismissed an action against CVS Pharmacy seeking penalties under the Private Attorney General Act for failing to provide its retail clerks with suitable seating.   In Kilby v. Read More

California Department of Fair Employment and Housing Releases Annual Report and Settlement Information
February 17, 2012

At the end of 2011, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) released its Annual Report for 2010.  It identifies some statistics that may be useful for employers, comparing results in 2010 with the previous three years.  The numbers illustrate a clear effort by the DFEH to close cases as quickly and eff Read More

Small Victory for Prevailing Employers Following Rejection of a Statutory Offer of Compromise
February 9, 2012

Recently, a California appeals court ruled that a prevailing defendant can recover fees paid to a plaintiff’s expert witness, rejecting the argument that fees may only be recovered for payments made to the employer/defendant’s own expert.  The case, Chaaban v. Read More