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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Dayton School of Law, 2008
    • B.A., Miami University, 2005, Psychology
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 2014
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 2017

Allison A. Schaper is an associate in Polsinelli’s Commercial Litigation and Environmental practices. Her down to earth style and technique uniquely positions her to give clients comprehensive counsel they can both benefit from and understand.  Her reliable communication enables clients to stay up to date on the progress of their case as well as current trends in their industry.  Allison excels at multi party, complex litigation where she can use her innate business acumen to position clients in the most favorable position. 

Allison’s practice includes representation of a variety of international and national clients.  She has represented clients in both Federal and State Court proceedings in various phases of litigation including conducting all phases of discovery, deposing and defending fact and expert witness depositions, and examination of witnesses at arbitration and trial.  She has successfully obtained dismissal of cases on dispositive motions and has experience in numerous appellate courts.

Allison’s environmental expertise includes the Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund) in addition to a spectrum of substances.  She has represented clients in state, federal, and civil actions, as well as citizen suits.

Additionally, Allison is well versed in the increasingly important field of eDiscovery. She leverages technical expertise and litigation experience to devise creative, defensible, and efficient strategies for the preservation, collection, review, and production of electronically stored information. Allison is able to counsel clients involved in litigation on issues associated with identifying, preserving, collecting, reviewing, and producing electronically stored information.

Allison has represented and counseled in various industries including:

  • Chemical
  • Oil and Gas
  • Manufacturing
  • Telecommunications
  • Software

Allison's experience includes:

• Representing a software developer in a contract dispute under the International Centre for Dispute Resolution Arbitration Rules.

• Reaching quiet and successful settlement for a Fortune 500 chemical company in a toxic exposure claim.

• Representation of multiple oil and gas companies in a citizen suit claiming violations of the Clean Air Act.

• Representing a Fortune 500 agro-chemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation in a CERCLA liability case.

• Successfully settling a citizen’s suit brought under the Clean Air Act on behalf of a coal burning utility company.

• Representation of manufacturing client in groundwater and drinking water contamination cases.

• Successfully upholding an arbitration award after it was challenged multiple appellate courts.

• Successfully obtained dismissal on behalf of a large international telecommunications company claims based on lack of personal jurisdiction.

• Successfully resolving an arbitration claim for breach of contract claim on behalf of an international metals and minerals company.

• Counseling a client regarding whether a state court judge may halt a construction project that has been authorized by a federal agency’s Record of Decision on the grounds that the project has changed such that the Record of Decision no longer reflects the actual scope of the project.

• Successfully resolving a California Prop 65 claim against an automotive manufacturer.

• Overseeing a large eDiscovery project related to a Superfund site with records spanning decades of time.

• Overseeing a large eDiscovery project spanning over multiple years and millions of documents.

Successfully obtaining summary judgment for a Fortune 100 telecommunications client accused of wrongfully disclosing a client’s personal information.

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