Summary

Allison focuses her practice on the representation of hospitals, physician groups, and other health care organizations regarding the regulatory, transactional, and business aspects of health care law. She assists in the sale, purchase, mergers and acquisitions, and leasing of health care assets, facilities, and services, including nursing homes, senior housing facilities, and physician practices. Allison also advises health and life sciences clients on startup and financing, employment, reimbursement, hospital and physician joint ventures, state professional and facility licensing issues, food and drug law, and various regulatory matters, including HIPAA, Stark and Anti-Kickback issues. Additionally, Allison counsels research organizations and medical device companies and has experience in matters pertaining to telehealth, Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act.

Allison assists on matters involving advising plan sponsors, employers, management, and executives on all aspects of compensation and benefits, including pension, health and welfare plan design, administration, and compliance with various federal and state laws, including ERISA.

Prior to joining Taft as an associate, Allison served as a summer associate in 2018 and 2019. Allison received her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 2019 and was the commencement speaker for her graduating class. She was also honored as the 2019 Student of the Year and served her peers as a Student Bar Association Senator (three-year term) and Graduate Student Council President. Beyond her vast community involvement today, Allison serves as an adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, teaching Advanced Transactional Legal Writing, and as the Rocky River Volunteer Magistrate for the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court’s Diversion Program.

Allison was honored with awards for her law school academic achievements including:

  • William K. Thomas American Inn of Court, Student Member
  • Dean’s Honors List
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Criminal Law
  • The Order of the Barristers
  • Civic Engagement Scholar
  • Pro Bono Recognition Award
  • Clinton and Margaret DeWitt Scholar
  • Wurzburger Health Scholar
  • Invited speaker, 2018 Law Faculty-Alumni Gala

Allison was also recognized for her competitive achievements at CWRU College of Law:

  • William E. Davis National Mock Trial Team Prize
  • BLSA National Mock Trial Competition, third place team
  • A. E. Bernsteen Award for Moot Court Oratorical Excellence
  • Dean Dunmore Moot Court Competition winner for Best Oralist and Top Ten Advocate

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Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law (2019)

    Concentration in health law

  • Vanderbilt University (2016)

    Bachelor’s degree in medicine, health and society
    Concentration in health policy and economics, minor in communications studies

Admissions

  • State - Supreme Court of Ohio

Speeches and Publications

Publications

Author, “Don’t Take A Shot In The Dark: Legal Implications & Considerations of A Mandatory Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Policy,” Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Bar Journal, Feb. 23, 2021

Co-Author, “Losing LIBOR: LIBOR Receives Official End Date,” Taft Law Bulletin, March 5, 2021

Co-Author, “New HHS Rules Loosen the Stark and Anti-Kickback Reins on Health Care Providers and Suppliers,” Taft Law Bulletin, Jan. 11, 2021

Co-Author, “Department of Agriculture Issued Nationwide Waivers for Summer Nutrition Program,” June 30, 2020

Co-Author, “Requirements and Considerations for Educational Institutions Serving Children with Special Needs Under IDEA, Rehabilitation Act and ADA,” May 8, 2020

Co-Author, “House Bill 197 Provisions Regarding School Leadership Evaluations, Education Metrics and Distance Learning,” April 28, 2020

Co-Author, “Department of Education’s DeVos Announces $3 Billion Relief Grant for Governors,” March 28, 2020

Author, “Preserving the Possibility of a Future Biological Family: State-Mandated Insurance Coverage of Fertility Preservation for Youth Patients When Primary Treatment Causes Sterility” Dukeminier Awards Journal of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law Journal, UCLA and the Williams Institute (2019)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association

    Member

  • American Association for Justice

    Member

  • American Health Lawyers Association

    Leadership Development Program Participant

    Vice Chair of Publications, Academic Medical Centers & Teaching Hospitals

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

    Board of Directors

    Racial Equity and the Law (REAL) Changing the Status Quo: Achieving Legal Inclusion Committee Co-Chair

    REAL Legislations Impact on Criminal Sentencing Subcommittee Chair

    Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Committee Vice Chair

  • Federal Bar Association

    Member

  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

    Pathfinder

  • Norman S. Minor Bar Association

    Member

Community Involvement

  • Bail Reform

    Volunteer

  • Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

    Volunteer

  • OhioGuidestone

    Junior Board Member

  • Rocky River Juvenile Diversion Program

    Volunteer Magistrate

  • Salvation Army Echelon Board

    Service and Events Chair

  • Shaker Heights Youth Center

    Juvenile Justice Event Coordinator and Moderator

  • Solution Community Conversation Series

    Host and Moderator

  • Street Law

    Volunteer