Alison Cooney


Alison Cooney


Chicago | 35 West Wacker Drive, Suite 3400, Chicago, IL, United States of America 60601-1608
+1 312 646 5832 | +1 312 646 5858


Alison Cooney focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation matters, with an emphasis on product liability, class action and white collar litigation. 

Ms. Cooney’s experience includes representing clients in litigation in federal and state courts involving product liability, consumer fraud claims, patent infringement, criminal indictments and government investigations. She is experienced in all aspects of litigation, including fact and expert discovery, depositions, dispositive motions, trial and post-trial briefing. 

Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Cooney was an associate at another global law firm. She also externed for the Honorable Virginia M. Kendall, Honorable Morton Denlow (Ret.) and Honorable Wayne R. Andersen (Ret.) at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.


  • A Fortune 500 consumer products manufacturer in several cases nearing US$2 billion arising from allegations that the company’s products violated state consumer protection statutes.
  • A leading medical device manufacturer in state and federal product liability cases involving allegations of personal injury and wrongful death relating to cardiovascular devices. 
  • Numerous global pharmaceutical companies in patent infringement litigation surrounding the filing of Abbreviated New Drug Applications and the Hatch-Waxman Act.
  • Private clients in investigations and litigation related to government and regulatory matters, including matters brought by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 2009
  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D., 2013, cum laude
  • Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Legal Assistance Foundation (LAF) Young Professionals Board Member, Board Member