Washington and Lee University School of Law,
J.D., cum laude, 2002
Walter White Wood Scholarship
Best Opening Statement at 2001 National Trial Advocacy Competition
University of Notre Dame,
B.A., History & American Studies, magna cum laude, 1999
Notre Dame Honor's Program
Dean's Honor List
District of Columbia
Thompson Coburn LLP
Enterprise Counsel Group
Law Clerk, 2001
Thornburg, Bean, & Glick
Law Clerk, 2000
As a member of the firm's business litigation practice area, Allison has extensive experience in trial preparation and practice in both state and federal courts.
That experience includes drafting pleadings, preparing and responding to discovery requests, conducting interviews with fact and expert witnesses, preparing for and conducting depositions, drafting substantive and evidentiary motions, preparing materials for trial, and trial support.
Allison has focused her practice in the area of contract disputes, litigating cases involving breaches of indemnity agreements, finder's fee agreements, and sales agreements. She has also defended clients in tobacco litigation, products liability cases, consumer fraud litigation, and antitrust disputes. She served on the trial team in United States v. Philip Morris, a 10-month trial involving civil RICO claims brought by the Department of Justice against the tobacco industry.
In addition to her litigation experience, Allison has also advised clients on regulatory matters including the Administrative Procedure Act, transportation regulations, lobbying disclosure requirements, postal regulations, and telemarketing regulations.