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    Alyssa Lazar is a labor and employment lawyer who thoroughly enjoys interacting with people in an intellectually stimulating environment.  With undergraduate degrees in both English and psychology, Alyssa is perfectly poised to provide guidance and advice to clients as they navigate delicate situations with employees.  Alyssa’s strong research and writing skills are an asset to clients as she helps them develop and implement employment strategies.

    Memberships & Awards

    ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition Regional Champion and National Finals Octo-Finalist; Received a Best Brief Award
    Siegenthaler-Sutherland National First Amendment Moot Court Competition Quarter-Finalist
    Shalom Moot Court Award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy
    Kandy Reidbord Ehrenwerth Award
    Order of the Barristers
    Duquesne Law Review, Executive Student Articles Editor
    Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Egan Chapter

    Key Experience

    Prepared multiple motions and a protective order for chemical manufacturer, which prevailed at trial against corporate executive in breach of confidentiality/duty of loyalty and misappropriation of trade secrets case

    Work Experience

    2019 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    2019 Law Student Volunteer, United States Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania
    2018 Summer Associate, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    2017-2018 Certified Legal Intern, Education Law Clinic, Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education
    2017 Judicial Intern, Justice David N. Wecht, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
    2014-2016 Legal Assistant, Daniel A. Oliver, Attorney and Counselor at Law

    Speaking Engagements

    "Vaccinations: Employers’ Obligations, Accommodations and Frustrations," Harrison County Bar Association, Sept 21, 2021

    “Workplace Highs and Lows: Legal Updates on Medical & Recreational Marijuana,” Harrison County Chamber of Commerce, Business@Breakfast 2021

    Contract Law Session, Diversity and Inclusion Program, Steptoe & Johnson and Street Law 2021

    “It’s Time to Consider Adopting No-Vaping Policy at Work,” HR Management & Compliance, HR Daily Advisor, Feb. 25, 2020

    “Protecting Individuals’ Fourth Amendment Rights Against Government Usurpation: Resolutions to the Problematic and Redundant Community Caretaking Doctrine,” Duquesne Law Review Volume 57 (See 57 Duq. L. Rev. 198)

    Author, January 13, 2022, "4 Tips to Avoid Union Strikes," HR Daily Advisor