Allyson L. Belovin


Allyson L. Belovin has devoted her career to protecting and advancing the rights of working people by representing labor unions and individuals in all aspects of labor and employment law. She litigates cases in state and federal courts as well as at the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the New York City Human Rights Commission and other agencies. She uses skill and insight to help clients navigate discipline and contract interpretation cases in American Arbitration Association and JAMS hearings and has substantial experience negotiating collective bargaining agreements covering thousands of workers. Allyson represents unions in a wide range of industries, including health care, utilities, cultural organizations, legal services, sports and entertainment, maritime, education, and postal service. She also represents unions and candidates in union officer elections and other internal matters. Allyson’s representation of individual clients includes the litigation of discrimination claims under a variety of federal, state and local laws, including race and sex discrimination claims, equal pay claims, disability claims, and first amendment claims, as well as wage and hour work and freelancer representation. She also represents executives, professionals and other white collar employees in negotiating hiring and separation agreements, including covenants not to compete, confidentiality restrictions and non‑solicitation clauses.

Allyson is a chapter editor of the seminal labor law publication, The Developing Labor Law, a member of the Editorial Board of Law360 and has been on the Board of Editors of the well‑known treatise How To Take A Case Before The NLRB. She is the co‑chair of the NYSBA Labor & Employment Section’s Labor Relations Committee, a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Labor and Employment Law at NYU Law School, a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, a former Board member of the AFL‑CIO’s Union Lawyers Alliance, and an active member of the ABA’s Committee on the Development of the Law Under the NLRA,. Allyson has authored papers and presented on panels for the ABA, the NYSBA, the AFL‑CIO ULA, the Practicing Law Institute and the Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations on various subjects, including NLRA developments, labor arbitration practices, deposition techniques in labor cases, successorship and the labor law implications of corporate restructuring, and joint employer status under the NLRA. Allyson also conducts training sessions for union organizers and rank‑and‑file activists on a variety of issues including harassment prevention, fair pay practices, grievance handling, and arbitrations.

Practice Areas

  • Labor Union Representation
  • Union Governance
  • Employee Rights Litigation (Discrimination, Wage and Hour, Freelancers Representation)
  • Employment Counseling
  • Bankruptcy
  • Class Actions
  • Hiring and Separation Agreements
  • Wage Theft
  • Collective Bargaining Negotiations
  • Practice before the National Labor Relations Board


  • • R Case Rule Changes: There and Back (and Back) Again, 36 Journal of Labor & Employment Law 103 (2002)

Awards, Honors & Recognition

  • 2022 Recognized Best Lawyers
  • 2022 Recognized by New York Super Lawyers
  • 2022 Recognized in Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment and Civil Rights Lawyers
  • 2020 Recognized in City & State NY’s Law Power 100 List


  • Georgetown University Law Center, JD, 1996
  • Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, BS, 1993


State Admissions

  • New York
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York and the Second Circuit

Court Admissions

  • Second Circuit

Outside Industry Talents

  • Advisory Board Member at the Center for Labor and Employment Law at NYU Law School
  • Co-chair of the Labor Relations Committee of the NYSBA Labor & Employment Section
  • Co-Chair of the Law Student Outreach Committee of the ABA Labor & Employment Section
  • Active member of the Development of the Law Under the NLRA Committee of the ABA Labor & Employment Section
  • Chapter Editor of The Developing Labor Law
  • Presented papers/workshops/webinars to the LCC, ABA, NYSBA, PLI and Cornell ILR School on various topics including, NLRA Developments, Employer Handbook Rules, Arbitration, Depositions, the Labor Law Implications of Corporate Restructuring, and Joint Employer Standards
  • Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Mentor, Peggy Browning Fund
  • Editorial Board, Law360