Alison C. Casey
Alison C. Casey is an associate in Nutter’s Litigation Department and works with clients primarily on civil litigation, with an emphasis on intellectual property, employment, and commercial law matters. Clients rely on Alison’s experience with all stages of litigation in both state and federal courts, including drafting dispositive motions, managing discovery, advocating at hearings and trials, and preparing appeals. Out-of-state companies benefit from Alison’s frequent practice in the District of Massachusetts, which allows her to offer a specialized local perspective on cases litigated in the Commonwealth.
Alison’s commitment to the firm’s pro bono efforts and civic and charitable activities includes representing clients before the United States Immigration Court and Massachusetts Division of Unemployment Assistance. She coaches a mock trial team comprised of college students participating in the Boston Lawyer’s Group summer legal internship program. As a member of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Action Committee and co-chair of Nutter’s Speaker Series for Diversity and Inclusion, Alison spearheads the firm’s efforts to engage Boston-area law school affinity groups in dialogue about diversity and inclusion issues in the Boston legal community.
Notable Experience and Client Impact
- Assisted in an important trial victory for a Cape Cod landowner whose land was taken by eminent domain in connection with the Sagamore Flyover Highway Project to secure a $5.3 million verdict for the client
- Successfully defended a corporate client in multiple employment discrimination claims before an administrative agency resulting in dismissal of all charges brought against the client
- Engaged in ongoing patent litigation representation of a leading international manufacturer and supplier of electronic components in lawsuits and trials around the country
Prior to joining Nutter, Alison gained legal experience as an Appellate Unit intern at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Boston, where she argued cases before the Massachusetts Appeals Court on behalf of the Commonwealth. During law school, Alison worked at the Boston College Legal Assistance Bureau’s Housing Law Clinic and was a member of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Team.
News & Insights
- Writing for IP Litigator, Alison Casey Analyzes Ruling in European Patent Office Proceeding Discovery RequestMay/June 2017 | Article
- Law360 publishes “Product Liability In 2014: What Did And Didn’t Happen?” by David Ferrera and Shagha Tousi12.22.2014 | Article
- For the Defense publishes “What to Do When Your U.S. Mass Tort Goes International” by David Ferrera and Dawn CurrySeptember 2014 | Article
- Planning to Request Discovery for a European Patent Office Proceeding? Not So Fast, Rules the District of MassachusettsIP Law Bulletin, 04.24.2017
- The District of Massachusetts Sheds Light on Halo’s New Standard for Willfulness and Enhanced Damages in Trustees of Boston University v. Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd.IP Law Bulletin, 12.06.2016
- IP Law Bulletin, 07.26.2016
- IP Law Bulletin, 02.01.2016
Education & Admissions
Boston College Law School, J.D.
Boston College Lynch School of Education, M.A.
Boston College, B.A., cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
- U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
In the Community
As a member of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Action Committee and co-chair of Nutter’s Speaker Series for Diversity and Inclusion, Alison spearheads the firm’s efforts to engage Boston-area law school affinity groups in dialogue about diversity and inclusion issues in the Boston legal community.
During law school, Alison worked at the Boston College Legal Assistance Bureau’s Housing Law Clinic and was a member of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Team.