Allison M. Cunneen

Cunneen Allison

Allison Cunneen is an integral part of a team that helps clients handle complex commercial litigation issues. Allison's colleagues and clients rely on her sharp research and writing skills in high-stakes cases, as well as her organized and responsive nature to keep things on track. She has led teams of associates on multiple matters, leading her first team in just her second year of practice. Allison is experienced in drafting an array of legal documents, including motions, complaints, and briefs. She also manages discovery, including supervising document reviewers, conducting witness interviews, and coordinating and leading calls with expert witnesses.

During law school, Allison interned for the Honorable Barry Ostrager in the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court, New York County, where she gained real-world courtroom experience researching legal issues and drafting legal opinions. In the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York, she further honed her research and writing skills. She also served as editor-in-chief of the Brooklyn Law Review and was a participant and coach in Brooklyn Law School's Moot Court Honor Society.

Prior to law school, Allison worked as a paralegal on cases in high-profile business litigation matters and as a leasing assistant on commercial development contracts.

Related Practices


Representative Matters

  • Part of a team that represents a company in the trucking industry in a business divorce case, which includes breach of contract and fraud claims (Illinois State Court)
  • Lead associate in a team that represented an international consumer-packaged goods/health and wellness company in breach of an asset purchase agreement (American Arbitration Association)
  • Part of a team that represented a major global financial institution in lawsuits to enforce its rights to indemnification of millions of dollars paid under settlements of residential mortgage-backed security (RMBS) lawsuits (New York Supreme Court, Commercial Division)
  • Part of a team that represented the estate of American artist Robert Indiana (best known for his LOVE design) in federal lawsuits and arbitration, in disputes concerning Indiana's artistic legacy and the rights to produce and sell his valuable works (Southern District of New York; American Arbitration Association)
  • Part of a team that represented and secured a default judgment for a dairy farming company defrauded by computer and wire fraud (Northern District of New York)
  • Part of a team that represented a major consulting firm in subpoenas, including responding to a subpoena and providing documents for a subpoena
  • Led a team of associates and document reviewers for review and production of a major global financial institution's employee emails




  • J.D. cum laude Brooklyn Law School 2019
    • Editor-in-chief, Brooklyn Law Review
    • Member and coach, Brooklyn Law School Moot Court Honor Society
    • Judge Doris A. Thompson and Judge Edward Thompson Award for Excellence in Professional Skills
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Fundamentals of Law Practice I and II (Legal Research & Writing)
    • Co-chair, Immigrant Visa Assistance Project
  • B.A. Political Science magna cum laude Quinnipiac University 2010

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New York City Bar Association
  • Member, New York County Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, New York Women's Bar Association


Pro Bono

  • Representing a client from Russia seeking asylum on account of her political beliefs
  • Part of a team that reached a historic settlement in systemic reform litigation that ended an abusive, unlawful practice of the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office that victimized survivors and witnesses of crime (together with Civil Rights Corps, the ACLU, ACLU of Louisiana, and SilenceIsViolence)
  • Won asylum for a client from an African country who suffered physical and psychological abuse on account of his political beliefs


  • Team captain and participant in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training endurance events, including multiple marathons and Ironman triathlons to raise money for nonprofit dedicated to fighting blood cancer