Alison is a seasoned trial lawyer with significant experience litigating complex criminal fraud trials and handling large government investigations. Her work as a federal prosecutor included investigating and litigating numerous, large corporate frauds, including taking seven cases to jury trials. She also supervised criminal corporate resolutions, evaluated corporate compliance programs, and engaged with ongoing corporate monitorships.
Alison worked in the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice for nearly a decade, first as a trial attorney in the Securities and Financial Fraud Unit and most recently as Assistant Deputy Chief in the Strategy, Policy, and Training Unit. As a trial attorney, she conducted high-profile investigations of Fortune 500 companies like Deutsche Bank and Volkswagen, securing resolutions that levied significant fines and established compliance monitorships. Alison’s work in this area required close coordination with numerous state, federal, and international regulators, giving her deep knowledge of the multifaceted challenges companies may face from government agencies and civil litigants in an investigation. Alison’s trial experience included co-leading the team in the high-profile United States v. Connolly matter, which has influenced the way corporate clients approach cooperation with government investigations and the way defense counsel are litigating these issues on behalf of individual clients.
As an Assistant Deputy Chief, Alison oversaw the agency’s recent criminal corporate resolutions with The Boeing Company, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of Nova Scotia, United Airlines, Inc., and others.
Prior to attending law school, Alison worked as a civil engineer on new, multifamily developments throughout the San Diego area.