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 and 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, employment based immigration, 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 and conducts investigations regarding policy violations and harassment based on sex, race, and disability. 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.
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.