Allison Gluvna Folk


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Allison Gluvna Folk


Allison Gluvna Folk is a principal in the Cleveland, Ohio, and Miami, Florida offices of Jackson Lewis, P.C. She is licensed in Ohio, Florida, and Georgia and has over 15 years of experience litigating employment matters in state and federal courts.

Allison focuses her practice on representing management in employment lawsuits and charges of discrimination before federal and state agencies. She regularly defends employers against claims involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, and wage and hour violations. In addition, Allison has significant experience in matters involving trade secrets and restrictive covenants, including non-compete and non-solicitation restrictions. She also handles matters involving complex litigation, including class and collective actions and appeals. 

In addition to her litigation practice, Allison advises, counsels, and trains management and human resources professionals regarding preventive employment policies and procedures, litigation avoidance, leave management, legal developments, and best employment practices. She also has experience negotiating executive employment agreements and preparing and updating employee handbooks for compliance with state and federal law.

Honors and Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, “Litigation - Labor and Employment” (2023)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Ohio State Bar
  • The Florida Bar, Labor and Employment Section
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Cleveland Employment American Inn of Court
  • Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Miami Class of 2014-2015
  • Greater Miami Society for Human Resource Management, former Legislative Affairs Director

Published Works

  • “Eleventh Circuit Case Notes,” The Checkoff (2015) [Author]
  • “Security Screening Time Held Noncompensable Under the FLSA,” The Florida Bar Labor & Employment Law Section E-Update (2015) [Author]
  • “U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Presumption of Prudence for Decisions by Fiduciaries of Employee Stock Ownership Plans,” The Checkoff (2014) [Author]
  • “U.S. Supreme Court to Consider Whether Security Screening Time is Compensable Under the FLSA,” The Checkoff (2014) [Author]
  • “Legislative Update: Obama Directs Department of Labor to Update and Modernize FLSA Overtime Regulations,” Newsletter for Greater Miami Society for Human Resource Management (2014) [Author]
  • “Applications and Limitations of the Law of the Case Doctrine,” The Lawyer (2008) [Author]
  • “Internet Industry,” 2005 A.B.A. Sec. Pub. Util., Comms., Rep. [Co-Author]


  • “To Compete or Non-Compete: Updates on Restricting Employee Competition,” Akron Employment Law Conference (Akron, OH, November 2019) [presenter]
  • “Protecting Your Company’s Interests: Developments in Trade Secret and Non-Compete Law,” Association of Corporate Counsel – Northeast Ohio, 2019 Employment Law Update (Cleveland, OH, April 2019) [presenter]
  • “ADA Compliance: EEOC Guidance on Reasonable Accommodations,” The Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section, Hot Topics in Employment Law Continuing Legal Education Seminar (Naples, FL, September 2016) [presenter]
  • “Overview of an Employment Lawsuit,” Greater Miami Society for Human Resource Management Supervisor Toolkit (September 2015) [organizer and presenter]
  • “Employment Law Update,” Greater Miami Society for Human Resource Management HR Career Advancement Day, Miami, FL (April 2015) [presenter]
  • Greater Miami Society for Human Resource Management Legal Update (September 2014) [organizer and facilitator]
  • “Navigating the Intersection of the FMLA, ADA, and Workers’ Compensation,” Greater Miami Society for Human Resource Management Legal Update (September 2013) [presenter]