About Alyssa J. Porco

 

Alyssa began her career as an associate in the Employment Department of the prestigious firm Paul Hastings LLP in Manhattan. While at Paul Hastings, she provided strategic advice and counseling to domestic and multinational employers on various employment law and human resources matters. During her tenure at the firm, she was given the unique opportunity to work as in-house counsel with one of the firm’s most prominent clients, a Fortune 500 company in the insurance industry. During this secondment, she was entrenched in the day-to-day workings of a multi-million dollar corporation, providing advice and counsel to business leaders on a global scale.

Although she found much success at Paul Hastings, an unlikely strike of inspiration led Alyssa to leave big firm life and head back home to begin the next chapter of her career. Alyssa was fortunate enough to cross paths with a wonderful family who was looking to pursue an intra-family adoption. It was her pro-bono representation of this beautiful family that reconnected Alyssa to the practice of law. Shortly thereafter, she started her own practice in Westchester focusing on issues that directly impact peoples’ lives and the well-being of their families. Her dedication to the law is surpassed only by her dedication to her clients and helping them navigate the uncertainties of life.

Alyssa received her J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law, with Dean’s List recognition, where she was a Senior Staff Member of the St. John’s Law Review. She was awarded the Law Student Legal Ethics Award by the New York State Bar Association for her note, “An Analysis of the United States’ Asylum Standards: Should We Treat Female Genital Mutilation as a Form of ‘Continuing Persecution’?” Alyssa received her B.A., magna cum laude, in Communication from Villanova University.

Alyssa is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.