Alison H.Silveira

Senior Counsel

Alison helps clients navigate the litigation process and achieve their goals—whether it's reaching an early resolution, litigating to defend an employment practice that defines their business, or litigating to challenge laws that do not fit the modern workplace.


More About Alison

Federal and state laws governing employee compensation, minimum wage, and overtime are constantly evolving. As senior counsel in Seyfarth's Wage & Hour practice group, Alison focuses her practice on helping employers navigate this web of overlapping—and at times inconsistent—laws to reach the best outcome for their business.

Alison has represented employers before state and federal courts and administrative agencies in all aspects of employment law. While she focuses her practice on wage-and-hour litigation, she spent the first several years of her career as a general litigator, defending companies in complex commercial litigation. This includes claims for legal malpractice, defamation, breach of contract, intellectual property, products liability, securities regulation, and constitutional law. Alison's broad range of litigation experience helps her understand and appreciate her clients' overall business goals and the challenges they face, and to propose solutions to their wage-and-hour needs that fit within those unique goals.

Alison has managed several large e-discovery matters, helping clients navigate the often intimidating world of electronic document collection, review, and production in class and collective actions in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible.

Seyfarth attorneys consistently work to meet their clients' needs with respect, understanding, and professionalism. The firm likewise recognizes and values the needs of each of its attorneys, and offers a variety of progressive alternative work arrangements that allow its attorneys to balance their personal lives without compromising client service. Alison truly appreciates the opportunity to work alongside and learn from the top wage-and-hour attorneys in the country, while maintaining a work-life balance that also allows her to be present for her young children.

  • JD, Boston College Law School

    President, Public Interest Law Foundation (2004-2005)
    National First Amendment Moot Court Team, Best Oralist (2006)
    Solicitations Editor, Environmental Affairs Law Review (2005-2006)

  • BA, University of Michigan

    With distinction
    Varsity Women's Rowing Team, captain (2000-2001); four year member of first varsity 8+
    Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association All-American Scholar-Athlete (2000, 2001); First Team, All Big 10 (2001)

  • Massachusetts
  • US Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • US District Court, District of Massachusetts