Allison Sizemore

Allison Warden Sizemore



  • Duquesne University School of Law, 2009, J.D., summa cum laude, Senior Staff Member and Assistant Comment Editor, Duquesne Law Review; Member of 2008-09 National Appellate Tax Moot Court Team; Recipient of 2009 Pittsburgh Tax Club Award; CALI Award for Excellence in Taxation of Corporations & Partnerships
  • St. Bonaventure University, 2004, B.A., summa cum laude, Political Science, Outstanding Political Science Graduate, 2004
  • Villanova University, 2002, Honors Program

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • Pennsylvania

As a senior associate, Allison assists clients with matters involving general employee benefits and executive compensation. Among Allison’s areas of focus are voluntary compliance for qualified plans (including Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor correction programs), documentation and disclosure for qualified and nonqualified plans, executive compensation (including Code Sections 409A and 457), benefits due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, and withdrawal liability and other multiemployer plan issues.  Allison also regularly advises employers on ERISA fiduciary governance, potential liability, and best practices, and assists financial industry clients with complex prohibited transaction, trust and custody, required disclosures, and “plan asset” matters.

Employment History

  • 2012 - Reed Smith
    • Member of the Pittsburgh Recruiting Committee
  • 2009 - Cohen & Grigsby