Alyssa W. Kovach practices in the area of employment law. She has represented clients in a broad array of industries including health care, food service and distribution, manufacturing, construction, financial services, and telecommunications. Alyssa regularly provides counseling and training to help clients create a workplace culture that maximizes inclusion and minimizes harassing and other unacceptable behaviors.
Alyssa has litigated federal and state wage and hour, discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, trade secret misappropriation, and breach of contract claims in federal and state court, and before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She has also handled numerous OSHA citations and investigations and has experience conducting privileged investigations of discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation and whistleblower complaints, as well as wage and hour audits.
Alyssa counsels in-house attorneys and HR professionals to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws governing the workplace. She has also worked with clients ranging in size from small start-ups to multi-national retailers to draft training materials for managers and employees regarding compliance with the ADA, FLSA, FMLA, and Title VII. Alyssa has experience drafting employment policies and agreements, severance agreements, restrictive covenant agreements, and conducting handbook reviews.
Alyssa’s pro bono practice includes representing applicants for asylum before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service and representing individuals seeking plenary guardianship over disabled children.
Alyssa is a graduate of Temple University, Beasley School of Law, where she was Research and Articles Editor of the Science, Technology and Environmental Law Journal. While in law school, Alyssa completed a legal internship for Judge L. Felipe Restrepo of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and a legal externship for Judge Juan R. Sanchez of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She received her B.A., cum laude, in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was a member of the University’s varsity women’s lacrosse team.
Prior to joining Duane Morris, Alyssa worked in the labor and employment practice group of a national law firm.