Allison McLaughlin's legal practice focuses on consumer class actions, complex commercial litigation, product liability defense, and employment disputes at both the trial and appellate levels. Allison primarily writes appellate briefs, including for the U.S. Supreme Court, regarding class certification proceedings. She also handles all aspects of pretrial discovery and trial preparation.
As part of the national class action defense counsel team for Whirlpool Corporation, Allison has helped obtain numerous dismissals and non-class settlements, as well as defeated class certification, in cases alleging product defects, false advertising, and unfair consumer practices. In 2014, Allison was one of the lawyers who successfully defended Whirlpool in a class action trial involving allegedly "moldy" washing machines (Glazer v. Whirlpool). Following three weeks of trial in the Northern District of Ohio, the jury returned a complete defense verdict for Whirlpool.
In addition to WTO, Allison has served as an associate at the Denver office of Littler Mendelson, a large international labor and employment firm, where she gained extensive experience in federal and state courts litigating matters that involving alleged violations of Title VII, ADEA, ADA, FMLA, ERISA, non-competition agreements, and wrongful discharge. Allison began her legal career as a litigation associate in the New York City office of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.