Allison McLaughlin
 

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.

Other Experience

Littler Mendelson, P.C.
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP

Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Colorado Rising Stars
    Class Action, 2017

Community Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Anti-Defamation League
    Board Member of the Mountain States Region
    Co-Chair of the Legislative Affairs Committee
Center for Work Education and Employment (CWEE)
    Leadership Board Member


Allison McLaughlin is a member of WTO’s class action defense team and is the primary author of numerous high-profile appellate briefs, including before the U.S. Supreme Court. She also has significant employment litigation experience.

Representative Cases
Bar and Court Admissions
  • Colorado
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Other Experience

Littler Mendelson, P.C.
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP

Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Colorado Rising Stars
    Class Action, 2017

Community Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Anti-Defamation League
    Board Member of the Mountain States Region
    Co-Chair of the Legislative Affairs Committee
Center for Work Education and Employment (CWEE)
    Leadership Board Member

Education
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 2006, cum laude, Journal of Constitutional Law, Articles Editor
  • University of Florida, B.S., 2002, summa cum laude, Advertising, Minor in Art History
Bar and Court Admissions
  • Colorado
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court