Alison L. Squiccimarro (née McKay) focuses her practice primarily on Employment, Litigation and Insurance. Alison represents employers in connection with breach of employment contract, discrimination and whistleblower claims in Federal and State courts. Additionally she represents employers in state and federal agency investigations and proceedings. Alison also counsels employers on developing policies, procedures and strategies for avoiding and resolving complicated employee-employer conflicts.
Alison has extensive experience defending multi-district and complex multi-jurisdictional litigation arising from aviation accidents. Alison regularly assists clients in navigating the NTSB investigatory process and counsels them to avoid admissions that may be harmful in subsequent regulatory, tort and/or insurance litigation. Alison’s litigation practice also includes:
- Representing a national retailer in claims for malicious prosecution and false arrest.
- Representing a concrete manufacturer whose product was incorporated into a number of swimming pools seeking insurance coverage for claims that the defective concrete caused the swimming pools to fail.
- Representing property owners in a variety of premises related claims.
- Defending a property owner against claims that a field on his property where underage youth congregated was an attractive nuisance.
Among her more noteworthy matters litigated was the successful defense in U.S. District Court of an airport fixed base operator from Rehabilitation Act claims. See Alfano v. Bridgeport Airport Services, Inc..
Alison has obtained a number of favorable decisions in the area of federal preemption that have been discussed and cited by others in presentations at noteworthy national conferences. See e.g. Aldana v. Air East Airways et al.
Alison is a member of the Federal Bar Council, American Bar Association (ABA)-Section on Labor & Employment, and the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA)-Section on Labor and Employment. In 2010, Alison was recognized by the Connecticut Law Tribune as a “Women in the Law-High Achiever”.
From 2006-2013 Alison served as a member of the SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association (a501(c)(3)corporation). As Treasurer and later Vice President, Alison guided the Association on updating its corporate polices. Alison remains an active volunteer of the Association.
Prior to joining our firm in 2000, Alison worked for the New York State Attorney General’s office, where she coordinated a wide variety of consumer fraud investigations and assisted in the successful prosecution of a significant number of individuals and businesses engaged in consumer fraud. She also defended claims asserted against the New York State Department of Corrections.
- Law Tribune Blackberrys can leave employers feelings blue; Connecticut Law Tribune, October 26, 2009
- Precluding Plaintiff’s Using Of The NTSB Probable Cause Report At Desposition ir Trial; DRI’s Aerospace Committee Newsletter “Skywritings”, March 2008
- Is Your Organization at Risk for Air 21 Claims?; NATA Aviation Business Journal, 4 Quarter 2014
- Subleasing Considerations for FBO Operators; Airport Business, May 2014
- “Zubulake Mutating:Counseling Clients to Preserve Evidence” SMU Air Law Symposium; 2011
- “Handling a Personal Injury Case in Federal Court.” National Business Institute; 2003
- National Business Aviation Association (Member, Employment Issues Working Group)
- Federal Bar Council
- American Bar Association (Member, Employment Law Section)
- Connecticut Bar Association (Member, Employment Law Section)