Allison O'Neil is Co-Chair of the Firm’s White Collar and Internal Investigations practice group. Her practice includes white collar investigations, internal investigations, employment matters, and complex business litigation. Allison has experience representing independent schools seeking to address allegations of wrongdoing. Allison’s clients are companies and individuals facing False Claims Act investigations, FCPA investigations and internal investigations related to employment matters and compliance.
Allison also has extensive experience in the litigation of employment issues, business torts, contract disputes, and fiduciary duty claims arising in closely-held companies and partnerships. She has briefed and argued cases in the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. Allison has experience in crisis management and media and government relations. Her clients include businesses, executives, and professionals in financial services, health care and other regulated industries.
Allison also has extensive trial experience in a variety of white collar matters. She is uniquely suited to represent clients who face complex investigations, enforcement actions and compliance issues. Allison understands the impact a government investigation can have on business and tries to pre-empt the financial impact of such an investigation.
As a former Middlesex County Assistant District Attorney, she prosecuted a wide variety of matters, including rape, fraud, and civil rights cases in Superior Court. Allison was a member of the prosecution team that tried and convicted John Geoghan, a defrocked priest, for child abuse.