Alexandra A. Mitropoulos

Allie is a motivated, determined, and responsible attorney with a passion for learning that extends to all of her endeavors. She listens to her clients’ needs, goals, and missions to work with them to tackle any issue.

Biography

Alexandra A. Mitropoulos (“Allie”) advises and represents colleges, universities and other nonprofits on policy, compliance, and risk management issues. In addition to her role at the firm, Allie is also Deputy General Counsel at Berklee College of Music.

Allie has significant experience conducting investigations for employers, secondary, and post-secondary schools on a wide range of issues, including sexual violence and harassment, retaliation, and discrimination on the basis of gender, race, and disability.

In addition, Allie has particular experience in the areas of campus safety and security, Title IX, the Clery Act, state, federal and international data privacy regulations, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), student affairs, faculty misconduct, and complex contracts. She defends colleges and universities in an array of litigation matters in both state and federal court. In addition, Allie provides advice on policies and procedures, and conducts training.

Allie’s practice also includes advising businesses and nonprofits on a variety of employment matters affecting not only their day-to-day operations but also their long-term business objectives.  Allie works on a wide range of cases and issues, including pay equity, privacy laws, anti-discrimination statutes, contracts, and employment policies and practices.

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 2015
  • United States District Court, Massachusetts, 2019

Education

  • Boston College Law School, J.D., 2015
  • Boston College Lynch School of Education, Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration, 2015
  • Boston College, Bachelor of Arts in English, 2012

Experience

Prior to joining the HRW Team, Allie was an associate at Anderson & Kreiger LLP where she represented sophisticated private and public sector clients.

As a dual degree student at Boston College Law School and the Boston College Lynch School of Education, Allie served as a law clerk in the Office of General Counsel at Northeastern University and as a legal intern in the Region One office of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. She also interned in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston, served as a teaching assistant in the Education Law and Public Policy course, and served as the President of the student group responsible for organizing BC Law’s internal and external advocacy competitions. Upon graduation, Allie received William J. O’Keefe Award for outstanding service and contributions to the community.

Publications & Appearances

  • Panelist, “Summer Time Sadness: An Overview of the New Title IX Regulations and Practical Considerations for Policy Writing this Summer” Boston Bar Association, June 2024
  • Presenter, “Managing the Hiring Process” and “Best Practices in Faculty Evaluations”, the Council for Independent Colleges 2024 Workshop for Department and Division Chairs -Baltimore, MD, May 2024
  • Presenter, “A Conversation on Culture and Caregiving: The Unique Challenges of Arab Women in the Law” Women’s Bar Association and Arab American Bar Association of Massachusetts, May 2024
  • Panelist, “Title VI and It’s Implications for Students of Arab Ancestry,” Arab American Bar Association of Massachusetts, March 2024
  • Panelist, “Preparing for, Responding to, and Managing Crises on Campus”, Boston Bar Association Higher Education Conference, March 2024
  • Discussion Group Leader, “Threat Assessment and Management: Effectively Identifying and Responding to Campus Threats”, NACUA Fall 2023 CLE Compliance Workshop, November 2023
  • Panelist, “Investigation Insights: Tips, Tricks, and Techniques in Institutional Investigations,” NACUA Annual Conference 2023
  • Presenter, “Managing the Hiring Process” and “Best Practices in Faculty Evaluations”, the Council for Independent Colleges 2023 Workshop for Department and Division Chairs -Portland, ME, May 2023
  • Discussion Group Leader, “Title VI and Shared Ancestry,” NACUA Spring 2023 CLE Workshop: Higher Education Discrimination Law, March 2023
  • Presenter, “Yes We Can: Approaches to Post-Tenure Faculty Review,” NACUA Webinar, March 2023
  • Presenter, “Dear Colleagues: A Briefing on ED’s New Guidance Regarding Third-Party Servicers and Online Program Managers,” Boston Bar Association Higher Education Conference, March 2023
  • Moderator and Co-Presenter, “Entering the Post-Dobbs Era: Next Steps and Considerations for Colleges and Universities,” Boston Bar Association, November 2022
  • Moderator, “Questions for the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education about the Campus Safety and Violence Prevention Act Annual Report,” Boston Bar Association, December 2022
  • Discussion Group Leader, “Multistate Employment Issues”, NACUA Employment Law CLE, March 2022
  • Presenter, “Safety on Campus: A Discussion with the Department of Higher Education,” Boston Bar Association, November 2021
  • Moderator, “Financial Reporting Guidelines – A Conversation with the MA Department of Higher Education”, Boston Bar Association, September 2021
  • Moderator, “Under My Umbrella? The Changing Landscape of Insurance Coverage and Liability,” NACUA Conference, June 2021
  • Presenter, “Emerging Issues in Title IX Compliance, Investigations, and Litigation,” MCLE New England, June 2020
  • Speaker, “Down the Rabbit Hole: Entering the World of Student Mental Health and Threat Assessment,” NACUA Annual Conference, June 2019
  • Moderator, “Employment Law Update,” Boston Bar Association College & University Section, May 2019
  • Moderator, “Advanced Issues in Faculty Start-Ups,” NACUA CLE Workshop, November 2018
  • Presented on Issues and Strategies for Women Entering Law, focusing on the Impact of the #MeToo Movement, WBA of MA, April 2018
  • Presenter, “Women to Women,” WBA of MA, March 2018
  • Presenter, “The Opioid Epidemic: Our Business and Workplace,” Chambers of Commerce of Revere, Chelsea, and Winthrop, February 2018
  • Presenter, “The Massachusetts Pay Equity Act: Strategies for Higher Education,” Boston Bar Association, February 2018

Affiliations

  • President, Women’s Bar Association (2024-2025)
    • President-Elect, 2023-2024
    • Treasurer, 2020-2023
    • Board Member, 2018 – Present
    • Women’s Bar Association Women’s Leadership Initiative, Class of 2023
  • Boston Bar Association
    • College and University Steering Committee Member
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
    • Annual Conference Planning Committee Member

Awards

  • Named 2023 Up and Coming Lawyer by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, 2021-present
  • Named a Massachusetts Rising Star by Super Lawyers, 2020-present

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