Allison started with the National Academy as a Senior Advisor in 2008, and served in that role for studies relating to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Federal Emergency Management Agency, General Accountability Office, and the Department of Commerce’s Office of Inspector General. Allison became the National Academy’s Legal Counsel in late 2008, and manages all legal issues relating to the National Academy and its daily operations, as well as serving as an advisor to the President, Directors and CFO of the National Academy.
Prior to joining the National Academy, Allison served in a variety of legal, investigative and management roles, including various posts at the World Bank, as Senior Advisor to the Director, Senior Quality Assurance Officer, and Senior Institutional Integrity Officer for the Department of Institutional Integrity, as well as Senior Counselor for U.S. Affairs in the Department of External Affairs. Prior to the World Bank, Allison served as Deputy Counsel for the Republican National Committee, and as Acting Chief Legal Counsel for the Committee on Arrangements for the 1996 Republican National Convention. Allison began her legal career as an associate at Baker and Hostetler, specializing in corporate law.
Allison has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame (1987), and a Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law (1990).