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Admitted to Practice

  • California, 1988
  • Nevada, 1989
  • Supreme Court of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court District of Nevada
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Allison A. Davis

DavisAllison
Partner
T415.276.6580
F415.276.4880
Allison A. Davis has both an antitrust counseling and litigation practice. She advises clients in many areas of antitrust law, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, distribution counseling and other compliance matters, as well as defense of Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice investigations. Allison also represents large U.S. and international corporate clients in complex commercial litigation, including federal class actions, and jury trials, involving antitrust, contract disputes, food labeling, and related matters. She also advises clients with regard to national security issues involved in transactions, including Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) review.

As a member of the firm's energy practice group, her industry focus is on independent power producers, renewable energy, and climate change regulation including cap and trade.

Practice Highlights
  • Provide ongoing defense of price fixing claims for major Japanese electronics company
  • Provides antitrust counseling advice to major Japanese tire manufacturers
  • Provides antitrust counseling to distribution companies, including major U.S. retailers as well as EU companies looking to do business in the U.S.
  • Provided international antitrust counseling for major HSR and wireless acquisition in U.S. and the EU
  • Provide advice, compliance, and filing requirements for inbound investments under CFIUS (National Security Review)/Exon-Florio Amendment
  • Provided antitrust counseling and regulatory advice to major independent power producer for over ten years
  • Provided HSR and antitrust counseling for large merger of Japanese seafood companies
  • Successfully defended several medical groups against FTC allegations of antitrust violations
  • Provided HSR and related counseling for many major hospital mergers
  • Successfully represented municipal utilities in litigation adverse to investor-owned utilities
  • Provided advice and counseling to an Australian firm looking for credits for carbon emission reductions in China 

Representative Experience

CFIUS Notice (National Security Review)

Submitted CFIUS Notice for review with successful outcome for transaction involving uranium. (2015)

CFIUS Notice (National Security Review)

Pending CFIUS Notice review involving airports. (2015)

In re capacitors antitrust litigation

Defense of price fixing claims for Shizuki Electric Co., Inc. and American Shizuki Corporation in an antitrust price-fixing MDL litigation regarding electric capacitors venued in the Northern District of California. (Ongoing)

In re TFT-LCD antitrust litigation

Defended SANYO North America Corporation (dismissed in 2007) and defending SANYO Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd., U.S. District Court, Northern California. (2015)

In re cathode ray tube antitrust litigation

Represented SANYO North America Corporation in discovery matters in the Northern District of California. (2015)

Class action defense for DairyAmerica

Defending DairyAmerica in class action involving milk pricing and antitrust allegations. (E.D. Cal. Ongoing)

Reudy v. CBS Corporation, et al.

Obtained order of dismissal, affirmed on appeal, in favor of CBS Corporation of a complaint containing antitrust and business tort allegations involving outdoor advertising. (9th Cir. 2009)

Class action defense for water bottler

Defended specialty water bottler in class action labeling dispute (settled). (2012)

Distribution agreement counsel

Provided advice on distribution agreements for EU cigar manufacturer and UK food wholesaler entering the U.S. market.

FTC merger investigation for Save Mart Supermarkets

Successfully guided Save Mart Supermarkets, a major supermarket chain, through a FTC merger investigation that doubled its size. (2007)

In re Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM)

Represented Silicon Electronics, Inc. as an opt-out direct purchaser. Case No. 02 01486-PJH (2006)

Intracompany dispute counsel for Relex, Inc.

Successfully defended Relex, Inc., a Russian technology company, in an intracompany dispute with a U.S. affiliate. (2006)

Professional & Community Activities

Professional Recognition

  • Global Competition Review Award, Litigation of the Year, Best Cartel Defense Team, Motorola Mobility vs. AU Optronics, et al, 2015
  • Named as one of "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in Antitrust (California) by Chambers USA, 2009-2016
  • Listed in The International Who's Who of Mining Lawyers 
Recognized by Chambers USA
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