Patrice C. Dixon is an Employment and Labor Counsel for MassDOT and the MBTA, an organization with a workforce comprised of approximately 10,000 employees. In her role, she counsels the agency’s Human Resources Division as well as its senior leaders on a variety of state and federal employment and labor laws including the Family Medical Leave Act and the American's with Disabilities Act. Ms. Dixon also represents MassDOT and the MBTA before various state and administrative bodies including the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Department of Labor Relations, as well as Superior Court. Ms. Dixon also possesses experience conducting labor and employment training seminars, participating in collective bargaining negotiations, and advising on the interpretation of collective bargaining agreements.
Ms. Dixon is a member of the Labor and Employment Section Council for the MassBar Association and the Boston Bar Association's Government Lawyers Committee. She has also served multiple terms on the Women's Bar Association's Gala Committee. Ms. Dixon received her Bachelor’s of Arts Magna Cum Laude from the University of South Florida in 2006 and is a 2012 graduate of Northeastern University School of Law. Ms. Dixon has a strong passion for public interest. In 2012, as part of Northeastern’s Due Diligence Project concerning violence against Women, Ms. Dixon worked with the Ugandan Association of Women Lawyers in Kampala, Uganda, where she conducted client counseling and mediation. Ms. Dixon engages in local community services initiatives and regularly supports the Boys and Girls Club of Boston.