Education & Honors

University of Utah College of Law, 2002, J.D.

Order of the Coif

Member, Utah Law Review

Traynor Moot Court Competition, 1st Place

Stephen Pierre Traynor Outstanding Legal Writing Award

Roger and Madeleine Traynor Scholarship for Excellence in Legal Writing

William H. Leary Scholar

University of Utah, 1998, M.A.

Bowdoin College, 1993, B.A., cum laude

Awards & Recognition

Illinois Super Lawyers "Rising Star 2011" 

Bar admissions


Professional activities and community service

Board of Trustees, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, 2009 to Present

Chicago Bar Association

American Bar Association 

Allison W. Freedman

Chicago Office
Courthouse Place
54 West Hubbard Street, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60654
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Professional Practice

Bartlit Beck LLP, 2002-Present, Partner (since 2008)

Cases tried or otherwise taken to judgment

Lexmark  v. Static Control (United States District Court, E.D. Kentucky)
Represented Static Control in consolidated cases concerning aftermarket for repair of toner cartridges for certain Lexmark laser printers.  Lexmark alleged patent infringement and active inducement of patent infringement.  Static Control alleged patent misuse.  Jury verdict for Static Control.

Lewis v. Bayer (Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia)
Represented Bayer in medical monitoring litigation resulting from the withdrawal of Baycol®, Bayer’s cholesterol reducing medication.  The Court granted Bayer’s Frye motion to prevent plaintiff’s key expert from testifying.  The Court subsequently granted Summary Judgment for Bayer shortly before trial. 

DuPont v. Merck (New York)
Represented DuPont in one week arbitration hearing concerning royalties owed under agreement relating to Losartan anti-hypertension drug.  Obtained award in favor of DuPont.

Representative cases

Criminal Activity Surveillance v. ADT (Eastern District of Texas), Bosch and Tyco v. Criminal Activity Surveillance, (District of Delaware)
Represent ADT/Tyco in patent infringement matter involving patent on surveillance technology.  The case brought by CAS in Texas was dismissed.  The declaratory action brought by Tyco in Delaware is pending.

DuPont v. MacDermid (United States District Court, New Jersey)
Represent DuPont in patent infringement suit against MacDermid.  Patents relate to thermally processed flexographic printing plates.  Case ongoing.

Imprelis® Litigation (MDL, Eastern District of Pennsylvania)
National counsel for DuPont  in product liability litigation, including putative class actions pending in an MDL in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, alleging damage caused by DuPont’s Imprelis® herbicide.

In re Bayer Corp. Combination Aspirin Products Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation (MDL, Eastern District of New York 2008)
Represent Bayer Corporation in numerous proposed class actions brought by consumers who purchased aspirin products.

In re National Century Financial Enterprises, Inc. (MDL Southern District of Ohio)
Represented Deloitte & Touche LLP in multibillion dollar lawsuits relating to the collapse of one of Deloitte’s audit clients, National Century Financial Enterprises, Inc.  All claims against Deloitte have settled.

Seroquel®  Litigation
Represent AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals in mass tort litigation regarding Seroquel®  (atypical antipsychotic).

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation v. United States (Court of Federal Claims)
Represented Sikorsky in $80 million accounting dispute with the federal government.  Judgment for Sikorsky, court rejected government claim in its entirety.

YAZ®/Yasmin® Litigation (MDL, Southern District of Illinois)
National counsel for Bayer in litigation alleging personal injuries caused by YAZ® and Yasmin® (oral contraceptives).  Cases pending in federal and state courts.

Acknowledgements, presentations, and publications

“The Electronic Signatures Act: Preempting State Law by Legislating Contradictory Technology Standards,” 2001 Utah Law Review 807