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.