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Admitted to Practice

  • California, 1988
  • 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. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit

Allison A. Davis

Allison A. Davis provides antitrust counseling, merger and acquisition and regulatory advice and has deep experience in multidistrict price fixing litigation. She advises clients in joint ventures, acquisitions, trade associations, distribution counseling and other compliance matters. She provides premerger counseling, Hart-Scott-Rodino filings 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.

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 ongoing antitrust transactional advice to various payments clients and related financial institutions
  • Provide advice, compliance, and filing requirements for inbound investments under CFIUS (National Security Review)/Exon-Florio Amendment
  • Provide ongoing advice to farmer-owned cooperatives on Capper-Volstead (antitrust exemption for farmer-owned cooperatives) issues
  • Provided merger counseling to several major grocery chains
  • 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

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

Defense of DairyAmerica in class action involving milk pricing and antitrust allegations. (E.D. Cal. 2018)

CFIUS Notice (National Security Review)

Successful CFIUS review for transaction involving uranium. (2015)

CFIUS Notice (National Security Review)

Successful CFIUS review involving airports. (2016)

Cross-border distribution agreement counsel

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

In re Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM)

Represented Silicon Electronics, Inc. as an opt-out direct purchaser. Case No. 02 01486-PJH (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, 2009-2018
"Really knows her stuff, is great to work with and very practical." -Chambers USA 2018
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