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Alyssa M. Cook

Alyssa Cook is an associate in the Labor Department and a member of the Employment Litigation & Arbitration Group.

During her time at Proskauer, Alyssa has focused on a wide range of employment matters, including employment discrimination litigation, EEOC litigation, and class and collective actions, among others. Alyssa has gained experience across a wide variety of industries including consumer goods, retail, educational institutions and financial services.

Alyssa earned her J.D. from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, where she was an associate editor on the Journal of Law and Social Policy. During law school, she completed an externship for the Honorable Charles P. Kocoras of the Northern District of Illinois and participated in clinical work for the Complex Civil Litigation and Investor Protection Center, which included litigation on behalf of victims of mortgage fraud.  Prior to law school, Alyssa worked as a legal assistant for three years at a small litigation-focused law firm.

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NLRB Finds Restriction on Wearing Union Insignia In Workplace Unlawful

In a continuation of the current National Labor Relations Board’s (“NLRB” or “Board”) reversal of recent precedent established by the NLRB under the prior administration, on August 29, 2022, the Board held that Tesla, Inc.’s (“Tesla”) dress code violated the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) because employees were prevented from wearing shirts that supported their … Continue Reading

D.C. Circuit Affirms NLRB Vulgar Graffiti Ruling

On August 9, 2022, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia held that the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) had adequate justification to rule that an aluminum manufacturer (“Constellium”) violated the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) by firing a worker who made a vulgar protest against the employer by writing the words … Continue Reading

NLRB GC Announces Initiative Seeking 10(j) Relief For Threats Or Coercive Conduct During Organizing Campaigns

On February 1, 2022, the General Counsel (“GC”) of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) announced a new initiative encouraging NLRB Regions to seek injunctive relief under Section 10(j) of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA” or “Act”) where workers have alleged unlawful threats or other coercion by employers during union organizing campaigns—even if the … Continue Reading

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