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Allison L. Burdette

Associate
+1.412.355.7475
Fax +1.412.355.6501
Allison Burdette focuses her practice on litigation, with an emphasis on government enforcement and internal investigations, assisting companies subject to federal and state investigations across the United States. Her practice routinely involves defending and counseling corporations on various aspects of the Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”), tax laws, criminal fraud statutes, and anti-money-laundering (“AML”) laws. Ms. Burdette’s representative work includes representing a government contractor’s independent board of directors after a search warrant was executed at the contractor’s headquarters, resulting in a firm-led internal investigation, ultimately resolved by the issuance of a declination letter as to all potentially implicated parties. She also has extensive experience defending a Fortune 500 financial institution cooperating with multiple simultaneous federal Grand Jury investigations focused on violations of the BSA and other international fraud and AML-related allegations.

Ms. Burdette complements her government enforcement practice by representing energy clients in numerous aspects of their business. She defended a publicly-traded energy company during an 18-month federal Grand Jury investigation of alleged Clean Air Act violations, ultimately obtaining a declination of prosecution on behalf of the company. Ms. Burdette also counseled major oil and gas producers in class action lease bonus payment disputes.

In her pro bono practice, Ms. Burdette counsels clients on various aspects of real estate and family law.

Professional Background

Ms. Burdette was a summer associate at K&L Gates in 2012. In 2013, she performed intellectual property research for the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Burdette performed Alzheimer’s disease research at the University of Pittsburgh.

Speaking Engagements

  • Thomas C. Ryan and Allison L. Burdette, Tracking the Trends in BSA Prosecutions and AML Regulatory Compliance, CNB Bank, Inc. Bank Secrecy Act employee training program, Berkeley Springs, WV, October 28, 2014
  • Represented independent board of directors of government contractor after search warrant was executed at contractor’s headquarters, resulting in prompt but thorough firm-led internal investigation, proffer to government, and issuance of declination letter as to all potentially implicated parties
  • Following an 18-month federal Grand Jury investigation of alleged Clean Air Act violations, obtained a declination of prosecution on behalf of a publicly-traded energy company
  • Defended a Fortune 500 financial institution cooperating with multiple simultaneous federal Grand Jury investigations focused on violations of the Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) and other international fraud and money-laundering-related allegations
  • Assisted Special Counsel to Pennsylvania Senate Special Committee on Senate Address, which investigated ability of then-sitting Pennsylvania Attorney General to perform official duties with suspended law license
  • Settled quiet title action through mediated dispute resolution
  • Represented victims of domestic abuse to obtain final Protection From Abuse orders