Allison helps clients decipher complex legal and factual puzzles with the goal of identifying effective and efficient strategies for positive outcomes. Allison’s diverse practice focuses on civil litigation, government investigations and antitrust in a broad complement of industries with a particular focus on health care.
A substantial portion of Allison’s practice is devoted to civil litigation and government investigations in the health care industry. Allison has represented a range of health care clients, including hospitals, health systems, health insurers, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical wholesalers, clinical laboratories, and other providers, in matters including:
- Individual and class actions brought under federal and state antitrust laws for alleged agreements in restraint of trade and monopolization
- Complex commercial litigation and employment disputes
- Civil litigation under the False Claims Act and state equivalents
- Responses to Civil Investigative Demands and grand jury subpoenas in connection with government investigations of alleged health care fraud
Allison also handles complex civil litigation and government investigations for non-health care clients, particularly in the areas of antitrust, deceptive trade practices, and contract disputes.
The balance of Allison’s practice is devoted to the area of antitrust. Allison has counseled clients on a range of antitrust issues including collaborations between competitors and advertising and pricing issues. She also is experienced in pre-merger antitrust investigations, including second requests under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act.
Prior to joining Godfrey & Kahn, Allison practiced health care litigation and antitrust litigation at Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago for six years. She also was a law clerk for the Honorable William C. Canby, Jr. of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Before law school, Allison worked for five years as an environmental consultant in the area of regulatory compliance. She also backpacked across four continents for a year.
Counsel for health insurer in a monopolization action against a dominant competitor based on the use of most favored nations clauses in payer agreements
Counsel for financial institution responding to a Second Request from the Department of Justice in pre-merger investigation, resulting in agency’s decision not to challenge the merger
Counsel for clinical laboratory in various cases raising monopolization and conspiracy claims based on alleged exclusionary practices, resulting in several successful motions to dismiss that were upheld on appeal
Counsel for pharmaceutical manufacturer in a class action by direct and indirect purchasers alleging that company delayed the entry of generic versions of its brand-name drug by filing a “sham citizen petition” with the FDA
Counsel for clothing retailer in a monopolization action in which the federal district court struck the plaintiff’s economic expert testimony, followed by an order entering summary judgment in client’s favor
Counsel for a clinical laboratory in False Claims Act matter challenging client’s billing practices, resulting in summary judgment in client’s favor
Counsel for hospital in employment action by a former nurse alleging retaliatory discharge
Counsel for provider in Department of Safety and Professional Service investigation of medical device sourcing, resulting in a finding of no violation
Counsel for pharmaceutical wholesaler in multi-million dollar contractual dispute involving payment of drug rebates
Counsel for residential property company in consumer protection and deceptive trade practices action brought by the Wisconsin Department of Justice and individual consumers
Counsel for residential remodeling company in Wisconsin DATCP investigation of alleged violations of home improvement regulations
Counsel for personal care products manufacturer in consumer class actions alleging products made false and misleading claims
Admitted To Practice
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
United States District Court, Central District of Illinois
United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section
American Health Lawyers Association
Seventh Circuit Bar Association
Western District of Wisconsin Bar Association
Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools – Board Member
Seventh Circuit Bar Association Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Juris Doctor, University of Pennsylvania Law School, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2009
Bachelor of Arts, Kalamazoo College, magna cum laude, 2000