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Allison Crow has broad experience representing clients in cases arising under the distinct framework of California's labor and employment laws. She defends employers in class action and single plaintiff matters; administrative charges before the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and National Labor Relations Board (NLRB); and wage claims before the California Labor Commissioner. Allison also represents employers in labor matters including grievance arbitrations and negotiation of collective bargaining agreements.

Allison represents clients from across the technology, finance, health care, hospitality, and transportation industries. Her litigation experience includes handling all phases of class action and Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) representative wage and hour litigation, including administration of class action settlements. She has represented employers in a variety of single plaintiff matters in state and federal courts, administrative agencies, and in mediations.

In addition to defending clients in litigation matters, Allison's experience includes providing employers with practical advice about all aspects of California employment law. She regularly counsels clients regarding hiring and screening practices, accommodation and leave requests, employment contracts and policies, employee and contractor classification, wage and hour compliance, and terminations.

Allison maintains a pro bono practice and advises Bay Area nonprofit organizations in employment matters and has represented pro bono clients in immigration proceedings. She has coauthored articles on employers' use of background checks in hiring, bring your own device (BYOD) employment policies, and developments under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).


  • International pharmaceutical company successfully resolves wage and hour class actionJones Day successfully resolved a broad and complex wage and hour class action and Private Attorneys General Act claim filed against an international pharmaceutical company.
  • Large regional property manager sells $1 billion portfolio of 27 multifamily propertiesJones Day represented a large regional property manager in its $1 billion sale of a portfolio of 27 multifamily properties consisting of over 500 buildings and close to 8,000 units.
  • Transtar Holding Company sells company to Blue Point Capital PartnersJones Day advised Transtar Holding Company, a portfolio of industry-leading automotive aftermarket and original equipment businesses with a focus on high-quality products and unmatched customer service, in the sale of majority ownership to Blue Point Capital Partners.
  • Helios Technologies acquires Balboa Water Group for $218.5 millionJones Day advised Helios Technologies in the $218.5 million acquisition of BWG Holdings I Corp. (operating as Balboa Water Group) from investment funds affiliated with AEA Investors LP.
  • Five9 acquires Whendu's iPaaS platformJones Day advised Five9, Inc., the leading provider of the intelligent cloud contact center, in its acquisition of Whendu’s iPaaS platform, which is designed for the specific needs of the contact center to help accelerate migration to the cloud by making it easier for enterprises to integrate with their existing environment and carry forward customized business processes.
  • Verizon obtains summary judgment win in prevailing wage disputeJones Day secured a victory on behalf of Verizon Communications, Inc. against a former employee of one of Verizon's contractors who had sued Verizon under a joint employer theory, winning summary judgment against the plaintiff on all of her claims.
  • Chevron summary judgment win affirmed by California Court of Appeal in California FEHA age discrimination caseThe California Court of Appeal affirmed the summary judgment ruling won by Jones Day on behalf of Chevron Products Company and Chevron Corporation in an age discrimination case brought by a former contractor of Chevron.
  • Riverside acquires Momentum GroupJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing of the Momentum Group, an award-winning and industry-leading distributor of commercial interior fabrics, wallcoverings, and related products.
  • United Continental Holdings obtains summary judgment in single plaintiff employment disputeJones Day represented United Continental Holdings, Inc. ("United") in connection with a lawsuit filed by a former employee asserting causes of action for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • McDonald's obtains summary judgment in single plaintiff actionJones Day represented McDonald's USA, LLC in connection with a single plaintiff suit filed by a former employee in California state court.