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Allison is an associate in the Litigation Practice of Greenberg Traurig’s Dallas office. Allison focuses her practice on commercial disputes over a variety of industries, including healthcare, restaurant franchising, oil and gas, technology, and financial services. She advises clients on contract disputes, employment issues, real estate rights, franchise disputes, and negligence defense.

Allison has tried a high-stakes complex commercial dispute to verdict, argued dispositive motions, handled pre-trial evidentiary disputes, taken and defended depositions, and negotiated settlements when a pre-trial resolution best served the client’s business goals. Allison serves clients by continuously learning about their businesses, assessing and mitigating risk, while ensuring the firm’s resources are leveraged to provide continued value to each client. Before joining the firm, she developed a guiding appreciation for the demands on in-house counsel by working throughout her time in law school in the General Counsel’s office of a global pharmaceutical and medical device company.

Concentrations

  • Complex commercial litigation
  • Financial services litigation
  • Health care litigation
  • General litigation

Capabilities

Experience

  • Breach of Contract and Fiduciary Duty: Obtained summary judgment in Texas state court on behalf of family-owned business and individual officers in lawsuit alleging breach of employment contract and breach of fiduciary duty due to employment termination.
  • Construction Litigation: Obtained summary judgment in federal court on behalf of national quick-service food restaurant in suit alleging breach of construction contract.
  • Securities Litigation: Obtained dismissal on behalf of international real estate syndication in securities fraud lawsuit brought by 44 investors.
  • Energy Pipeline Litigation: Defending energy company in dispute over ownership of a pipeline. Obtained summary judgment in Texas state court (appeal pending).
  • Employment Litigation: Prepared and submitted amicus brief to Texas Supreme Court on behalf of leading business organization in wrongful termination lawsuit.
  • Trade Secrets/Contract Litigation: Jury trial of trade secrets, contract and fraud claims involving software development project, with damages claimed in the nine figures.
  • Health Care Class Actions: Defended major hospital system against multiple putative class actions alleging surprise billing for services. One case dismissed; the other is pending.
  • Medical Malpractice Defense: Represented various healthcare providers in medical malpractice lawsuits, including in depositions of key witnesses, expert witness engagements, settlement negotiations, and motion practice.
  • Products Liability: Represented leading medical device manufacturer in multiple lawsuits alleging product defect and warranty claims.
  • Professional Board Complaints: Successfully defended multiple healthcare providers in connection with complaints filed with state professional boards.
  • Franchise Development Arbitration: Obtained arbitrator’s award for over $600,000 on behalf of franchisor in breach of contract dispute against former franchisee.
  • Data Security and Privacy Litigation: Representing restaurant franchise in data security class actions affecting the compromise of payment card information.
  • Franchise Agreement Litigation: Representing national restaurant franchise in lawsuit in federal court against franchisees for breach of franchise agreement.
  • Foreclosure and Quiet Title: Represented mortgage lender in lawsuit brought by borrowers to avoid foreclosure and quiet title. Obtained dismissal of all claims, which was affirmed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Mortgage and Consumer Finance: Obtained multiple dismissals and summary judgments on behalf of national mortgage lenders and servicers in lawsuits brought by borrowers alleging constitutional violations, wrongful foreclosure and debt collection practices, and deceptive trade practices.
  • Business Contract Litigation: Represented leading mortgage lender in lawsuit brought by real estate company alleging breach of contract and implied covenant of good faith arising from agreement for marketing services.
  • Automotive Finance: Represented automotive finance company in various lawsuits brought by borrowers alleging violation of consumer protection laws, fraud, and warranty claims.
  • Law Clerk, Alcon Laboratories, Inc., 2014-2016
  • Judicial Intern, Honorable Ken Tapscott

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Super Lawyers Magazine, Texas Super Lawyers, “Rising Star,” 2021
  • Member, National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Mentor, Avocate for Women
  • Member, Dallas Women Lawyers Association

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., cum laude, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
    • Order of the Barristers
    • Casenote/Comment Editor, SMU Law Review Association
    • Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court National Champion
    • Frank and Debbie Branson Trial Advocacy Scholarship Recipient
    • The Barristers
  • B.A., Sociology, Criminology, magna cum laude, Texas Tech University, Forensic Science
    • Dean's List and President's List
    • President, Sociology Honor Society
Admissions
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas