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Allison is a Partner in the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group who assists clients with matters involving general employee benefits and executive compensation. Among Allison’s areas of focus are the new Department of Labor fiduciary rule, voluntary compliance for qualified plans, documentation and disclosure for qualified and nonqualified plans, executive compensation (including Code Sections 409A and 457), counseling regarding day-to-day benefits administration and compliance, health and welfare plan matters, and withdrawal liability and other multiemployer plan issues. Allison also regularly advises employers on ERISA fiduciary matters, including governance, potential liability, and best practices, and assists financial institutions with complex prohibited transaction, trust and custody, required disclosures, and “plan asset” matters. Allison also is experienced with benefits advice in connection with mergers, acquisitions, and lending transactions, including private equity and private fund transactions, as well as analyzing ERISA implications of fund structure and certain operations.


  • 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., Political Science, summa cum laude, Outstanding Political Science Graduate, 2004
  • Villanova University, 2002, Honors Program

  • Pennsylvania