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Allison Reimann

Allison W. Reimann

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Madison
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Allison Reimann

Allison is a shareholder in Godfrey & Kahn’s Madison office. Allison’s diverse practice focuses on complex civil litigation and government and internal investigations, with a particular focus on the areas of antitrust, health care, and white collar defense.

A substantial portion of Allison’s practice is in the area of antitrust, including litigation, corporate counseling, and mergers and acquisitions. Allison’s antitrust litigation experience includes individual and class actions brought under federal and state antitrust laws for alleged agreements in restraint of trade, monopolization, and other exclusionary conduct. These cases have involved issues including territorial allocation agreements, most favored nations clauses, exclusionary conduct in health care provider contracting, and alleged “sham” government petitioning. 

Allison also counsels clients on a variety of antitrust issues including joint ventures, minimum advertised price policies, resale price maintenance, and product distribution. She also advises clients on antitrust issues in mergers and acquisitions including information sharing, substantive antitrust risk evaluation, and pre-merger antitrust investigations, including second requests under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act.

Allison also has considerable experience in civil litigation and government investigations in the health care industry, for clients including health systems, health insurers, providers, and pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers and wholesalers. In addition to various healthcare antitrust litigation matters, her experience includes:

  • 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
  • Complex commercial litigation for health care clients

Allison’s practice also includes civil litigation, government investigations and internal investigations for a variety of other clients, particularly in the areas of deceptive trade practices, business torts, and contract disputes. She also has represented executives and other employees in internal investigations and served as separate counsel for individual witnesses and defendants in civil and criminal investigations and civil lawsuits.

Allison also frequently assists other law firms as local counsel in Wisconsin courts.

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.

Representative Experience

Antitrust 

Counsel for health insurer in a monopolization action against a dominant competitor based on the use of most favored nations clauses in payer agreements 

Defense of dental insurer in antitrust class action challenging territorial restrictions in trademark licensing agreements

Defense of clinical laboratory in several antitrust cases based on alleged exclusionary practices, resulting in several successful motions to dismiss that were upheld on appeal

Defense of clothing retailer in 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

White Collar and Government Investigations 

Counsel for a clinical laboratory in False Claims Act matter challenging client’s Medicaid billing practices, resulting in summary judgment in client’s favor

Defense of health care providers and systems in federal investigations involving alleged violations of the False Claims Act and fraud against Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare programs

Separate counsel for former employees of OEM automotive manufacturer in civil lawsuits and criminal investigation 

Other Litigation 

Defense of pharmaceutical wholesaler in multi-million dollar contractual dispute involving payment of drug rebates

Defense of hospital and health system in employment action by former nurse alleging retaliatory discharge

Defense of residential property company in deceptive trade practices action brought by the Wisconsin Department of Justice and individual consumers
 

Admitted To Practice

Wisconsin

Illinois

Court Admissions

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

Professional Associations

American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section
American Health Lawyers Association
Seventh Circuit Bar Association
Western District of Wisconsin Bar Association

Activities

Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools – Board Member

Seventh Circuit Bar Association Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Education

Juris Doctor, University of Pennsylvania Law School, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2009

Bachelor of Arts, Kalamazoo College, magna cum laude, 2000

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One East Main Street
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Madison, WI
53703-3300
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