Alison Burton


Burton, Alison

Alison Burton is an associate who represents a wide range of clients in complex litigation matters. She was a summer associate at WilmerHale in 2015.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Burton was an intern in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. While there, she researched and drafted memoranda on issues including firearm exportation, the domesticity of securities and expert testimony. She also assisted with evidence preparation and attended court proceedings, including a narcotics trial. While attending Harvard Law School, Ms. Burton was a student attorney in the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Program. She also worked at Harvard's Domestic Violence and Family Law Clinic.

Before law school, Ms. Burton served as a middle school science teacher with Teach for America at a school in Kansas City, Missouri.


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JD, cum laude, Harvard Law School, 2016, Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review

MEd, Rockhurst University, 2012

BA, Anthropology and Psychology, with high distinction, University of Virginia, 2010

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The Hon. Nathaniel M. Gorton, US District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2016 - 2017

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