Allison Gardner represents clients in all phases of civil litigation in federal and state courts. She counsels clients in complex commercial litigation, including class actions, government investigations and multidistrict litigation.
Ms. Gardner also maintains an active pro bono practice with an emphasis on civil rights. She recently spent 10 months as a Loaned Associate with the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia where she worked in the Housing Law unit and regularly appeared in court to fight for her clients' ability to secure and maintain safe housing.
Ms. Gardner graduated magna cum laude from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where she served as a managing editor for the Indiana Law Journal. During that time, she also completed a judicial externship for Judge David F. Hamilton on the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
- Federal Housing Finance Agency, the Conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, in complex litigation regarding shareholders' challenges to the funding agreement between FHFA and the US Treasury.
- Major pharmaceutical manufacturer in class action antitrust litigation.
- Global technology company in antitrust litigation; case settled on the eve of trial.
- Nonprofit think tank in response to grand jury subpoena in connection with a high-profile DOJ investigation.
- AmLaw 100 law firm in successful defense against employment discrimination claims.
- Biopharmaceutical company as plaintiff in state APA litigation regarding patient access.
- JD, 2017, magna cum laude
- BA, Political Science and International Studies, Butler University, 2011
- District of Columbia
- US District Court, Southern District of Indiana
- US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- Leadership Council Member, Young Lawyers Network, DC Bar Foundation
- Member, DC Bar Association
- Member, Washington Council of Lawyers
- Member, Indiana State Bar Association