Allyson Slater

Allyson Slater regularly represents individuals and companies in complex civil litigation matters in both state and federal court, as well as in connection with enforcement matters brought by the Securities Exchange Commission and Department of Justice.

Ms. Slater regularly represents clients in a wide variety of civil litigation matters, including class actions, civil antitrust matters and commercial litigation. Ms. Slater has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation, from pleadings to fact discovery, preliminary injunctions, depositions, motion practice, class certification and summary judgment. Ms. Slater's investigations experience includes internal investigations, as well as investigations under the securities laws, the Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering statutes, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Ms. Slater also maintains an active pro bono practice. She successfully represented a California state prisoner who was serving a sentence of 50 years to life for a nonviolent offense in his successful petition for a shorter sentence under Proposition 36, which reformed California's Three Strikes Law. She also represented a victim and testifying witness in a criminal trial under the federal “sex tourism” statute (18 U.S.C. § 2423), which resulted in conviction of the defendant on all counts. 

Ms. Slater is a member of WilmerHale's Pro Bono and Public Service Committee.

Past Experience

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Slater worked as a summer law clerk for the Los Angeles County Public Defender. Before entering law school, Ms. Slater worked as a paralegal at the Massachusetts Federal Public Defender's office and served as an AmeriCorps volunteer for Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc. 

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  • Education

    • JD, University of Southern California Law School, 2012

      Senior Note Editor, Southern California Law Review, Public Interest Law Foundation Grant Recipient
    • BA, History, Boston College, 2006

  • Admissions

    • Massachusetts

    • California