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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’s practice includes representation of a variety of international and national clients.

Allison 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 chaired cases successfully through trial and to verdict.

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.

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's experience includes:

  • Representing a software developer in a contract dispute under the International Centre for Dispute Resolution Arbitration Rules.
  • Representing a Fortune 500 chemical company in a toxic exposure claim.
  • Representing a Fortune 500 agro-chemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation in a CERCLA liability case. 
  • Representing a manufacturing corporation against a California Prop 65 claim.
  • Representing a coal burning utility company in a citizen’s suit brought under the Clean Air Act.
  • Representing a large international telecommunications company in several lawsuits to uphold an arbitration award denying plaintiff’s claims based on lack of personal jurisdiction.
  • Representing an international metals and minerals company in an arbitration involving a breach of contract.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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