The American Lawyer Magazine's Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment Law Finalist 2004, Winner 2006, Finalist 2008, Finalist 2010, and Finalist 2012
Listed in the highest tier for National Labor and Employment Practice in Chambers USA 2013
Ranked in the top tier by The Legal 500 for Labor and Employment Litigation, ERISA Litigation, Labor-Management Relations, and Workplace and Employment Counseling (2012)
Ranked, National Tier 1: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor & Employment by U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2011-2012)
Ranked #1 for "Most Prestigious" Labor and Employment Practice, Vault 2012 Associate Survey
honors + affiliations
Member, Black Women Lawyers Association of Greater Chicago
New York City Urban Fellow (2004)
Recipient, Peggy Browning Fund Fellowship in Labor and Employment Law (2006)
Allison N. Powers is an associate in Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice. Ms. Powers has handled a variety of matters, including representing corporations in class claims of systemic discrimination, individual employment cases under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its related statutes, and class action litigation arising under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Her background also includes claims brought at the agency level, and claims under other federal employment statutes and their state counterparts.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Ms. Powers worked in the nonprofit and government sectors in fundraising, policy, and grant writing.
Ms. Powers received her J.D. from Washington University School of Law in 2008. While in law school, Ms. Powers was an instructor of a critical legal studies course for undergraduates, a moot court participant, a teaching assistant to first-year legal writing students, and president of the Labor and Employment Law Association. She also participated in the Morgan Lewis Public Interest in Community Service (PICS) pro bono program as a clerk at the Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic. She received her dual B.A. in Spanish and political science from Northwestern University in 2002.
Ms. Powers is admitted to practice in Illinois.
- Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, 2008, J.D.
- Northwestern University, 2002, B.A. (Spanish)
- Northwestern University, 2002, B.A. (Political Science)