Allison M. Hoots
Allison M. Hoots advises clients on a wide variety of employee benefits and general employment matters. These matters include fiduciary duties under ERISA, prohibited transactions, negotiation and implementation of Department of Labor settlement agreements, tax qualification and fiduciary correction issues, severance pay issues, ERISA reporting and disclosure issues, employment agreements and policies, and employee handbook compliance.
Prior to joining the firm as Counsel, Allison had experience both in private practice and in government. She has gained valuable insights into the practices and priorities of agency investigations, based in particular on her government experience at both the federal and state levels. She served with the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration, where she investigated alleged violations of ERISA and of the Affordable Care Act. Allison had also interned at the New York State Division of Human Rights and Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, investigating alleged violations of state and federal non-discrimination laws.
Allison received her law degree and Certificate in Employee Benefits from Temple University Beasley School of Law.
Allison is a member of the New York, Pennsylvania, and District of Columbia bars. Allison is a member of the American Bar Association’s Tax Section and Labor & Employment Section, and serves as Co-Vice Chair of the Defined Benefit Plan Subcommittee for the ABA Tax Section Employee Benefits Committee.