Alison C. Casey
Alison C. Casey is an associate in Nutter’s Litigation Department and works with clients primarily on complex intellectual property and commercial litigation as well as labor and employment matters. Clients rely on Alison’s experience in all stages of litigation including motion practice, 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 represents clients in complex patent litigations in federal district courts around the country and before the Federal Circuit on appeal. She is involved in many of Nutter’s largest IP cases, including disputes involving a broad range of technologies in the pharmaceutical and electronic arts.
Alison’s labor and employment practice involves advising clients on all forms of termination and discrimination claims, enforcement and interpretation of non-compete agreements, and wage and commission disputes. Alison represents both employees and employers in disputes before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and Massachusetts state and federal courts.
As an editor of Nutter’s BLS Blog, Alison reports on developing Massachusetts law regarding complex commercial disputes and a variety of business torts.
Alison’s commitment to the firm’s civic and charitable activities includes serving on the Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association’s Legislative Policy Committee as well as the Equal Justice Coalition. In these roles, Alison advocates for the fair and equal treatment of women in a just society and increases in civil legal aid funding for low-income Massachusetts residents.
Her pro bono activities include representing clients before the United States Immigration Court and Massachusetts Division of Unemployment Assistance. She has also coached a mock trial team comprised of college students participating in the Boston Lawyer’s Group summer legal internship program.
Alison has also served on the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Action Committee and co-chaired the Nutter Speaker Series for Diversity and Inclusion, spearheading the firm’s efforts to engage Boston-area law school affinity groups in dialogue about diversity and inclusion issues in the legal community.
Notable Experience and Client Impact
- Engaged in ongoing patent litigation representation of a leading international manufacturer and supplier of electronic components in lawsuits and trials around the country
- Successfully defended a corporate client in multiple employment discrimination claims before an administrative agency resulting in dismissal of all charges brought against the client
- Secured favorable settlement terms for large regional bank in dispute with former management level bank employee resolving employee’s whistleblower claims
- 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
Prior to joining Nutter, Alison gained legal experience as an intern in the Appellate Unit at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Boston, where she argued cases before the Massachusetts Appeals Court on behalf of the Commonwealth.
News & Insights
- 01.30.2017 | Press Release
- BBJ features Nutter client victory in “Property owners win $5.3M verdict in Cape Cod eminent domain case”11.24.2015
- Writing for IPWatchdog, Heather Repicky and Alison Casey Analyze Changes in Massachusetts Local Patent Rules06.13.2018 | Article
- 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 Alison Casey12.22.2014 | Article
- For the Defense publishes “What to Do When Your U.S. Mass Tort Goes International” by David Ferrera and Dawn CurrySeptember 2014 | Article
- BLS Blog, 09.06.2019
- IP Law Bulletin, 05.28.2019
- BLS Blog, 04.29.2019
- BLS Blog, 03.11.2019
- Court Certifies Class Action Against Six Flags for More Than 18,000 Seasonal Employees Complaining of Unpaid OvertimeBLS Blog, 02.19.2019
- BLS Blog, 12.17.2018
- BLS Blog, 09.04.2018
- BLS Blog, 07.10.2018
- IP Law Bulletin, 06.13.2018
- BLS Blog, 06.11.2018
- BLS Blog, 05.17.2018
- BLS Blog, 04.10.2018
- BLS Blog, 02.27.2018
- BLS Blog, 02.09.2018
- Judge Kaplan Declines to Apply Business Judgment Rule Where Corporate Board’s Decision Lacked Rational SupportBLS Blog, 01.25.2018
- BLS Blog, 01.17.2018
- BLS Blog, 04.27.2017
- Planning to Request Discovery for a European Patent Office Proceeding? Not So Fast, Rules the District of MassachusettsIP Law Bulletin, 04.24.2017
- BLS Blog, 12.07.2016
- 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
- Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2019
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
Before attending law school, Alison obtained a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration and worked at Boston College as a student affairs professional. Alison managed residence hall staff and facilities, adjudicated student conduct cases, led international service and immersion trips to Central America, and served on a wide range of university committees.
- During law school, Alison competed nationally on the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Team.
- Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2019