Allison L.Waks


New York + 1.212.326.7808

Allison Waks's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts. Her experience across a variety of industries includes matters involving contractual disputes, consumer class actions, employment, bankruptcy, consumer fraud, trade secrets, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Her litigation experience covers all stages of the trial and appellate process. Allison also has experience in international commercial arbitration and mediation.

Allison is strongly committed to pro bono service, particularly on behalf of clients with domestic relations and immigration issues.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Allison worked as an associate for a large human resource consulting firm, focusing on global executive compensation and rewards issues and crafting performance-based business models for multinational and nonprofit clients.


  • UPMC obtains federal officer removal in putative digital data privacy class actionOn behalf of a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Jones Day removed a digital privacy case to federal court, asserting two separate bases for federal jurisdiction.
  • Penn State defends COVID-19 tuition refund class actionsJones Day represents The Pennsylvania State University in three class action lawsuits brought by students and parents seeking refunds for tuition and fees for the spring 2020 semester after the university closed its campus and transitioned to online classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Daikin wins complete jury verdict on alleged marketing misrepresentations regarding its premier HVAC productAfter a two-week trial of two separate, but consolidated cases in federal court in Massachusetts, Jones Day won a complete defense verdict for Daikin (AC) Americas Inc.
  • Platform compels arbitration in business-to-business putative class action alleging breach of contract and fraudJones Day obtained an order compelling arbitration in a business-to-business putative class action lawsuit brought against a services platform by its business partners, alleging the platform improperly breached its contracts and violated the Illinois consumer fraud statute.
  • Aviation company resolves dispute involving alleged co-founder who sought significant ownershipJones Day represented an aviation company and its founders in AAA arbitration and parallel litigation brought by an alleged co-founder who asserted that he should be awarded a significant ownership interest in the company.
  • ACI Worldwide wins declaratory judgment granting all requested relief in software licensing disputeJones Day client ACI Worldwide Corp. ("ACI") won a declaratory judgment granting all of ACI's requested relief against defendant Churchill Lane Associates, LLC ("Churchill") in a case arising from a dispute between the parties concerning software licensing royalties.
  • NII Holdings obtains approval for reorganization planJones Day client NII Holdings, Inc. obtained approval for its chapter 11 reorganization plan following a 9-day contested trial on confirmation.
  • Jones Day secures asylum for mother and son from SenegalIn April 2015, New York associates Jennie Gao, Briana Hulet, Jerilyn Laskie, and Allison Waks secured a grant of asylum for K.D., a client from Senegal, and her son following an affirmative application.
  • SAC Capital Management and Macklowe Properties win summary judgment on breach of contract claims by real estate brokerJones Day won summary judgment on behalf of its clients, S.A.C. Capital Management, Inc., S.A.C. Capital Management, LLC, S.A.C. Advisors, LLC ("SAC"), and Macklowe Properties, Inc. and related Macklowe entities ("Macklowe").
  • InterLuxe Holdings partners with Lee Equity Partners and makes first investment in designer Jason WuJones Day advised InterLuxe Holding LLC, a New York-based brand platform firm, in its partnership with Lee Equity Partners, LLC and the subsequent investment by Lee Equity Partners and InterLuxe Holdings in Jason Wu, a New York-based fashion brand.
  • Riverside completes sale of UltraVolt to Advanced Energy IndustriesJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its sale of UltraVolt, Inc., a manufacturer of DC-to-DC high-voltage power converters, to Advanced Energy Industries, Inc., a provider of innovative power and control technologies for high-growth, precision conversion solutions.
  • Agencies for Children's Therapy Services wins action declaring invalid two regulations promulgated by N.Y. State Dept. of HealthJones Day successfully won a declaratory judgment on behalf of its client, Agencies for Children's Therapy Services, Inc. ("ACTS"), in an action in the Nassau County Supreme Court, in New York.
  • Global financial institution responds to FINRA arbitrationJones Day represented a global financial institution in a FINRA arbitration concerning sale of TRUPs, CDOs, and CLOs to community bank.