As the Northeast (and formerly, Latin American) Regional Legal Counsel, Allison is responsible for multiple offices across the region. She developed the firm’s first compliance program, which acts as the foundational guide for Gensler’s business practices. She also is a Strategic Legal Advisor to various practice areas and communities, including Product Design, Digital Experience Design and the Global Design Realization leaders. Additionally, Allison is a co-Chair of Gensler’s Global Race and Diversity Committee.
In 2017, Allison was recognized by Engineering News-Record as a “Top Young Professional” for her impact in the design industry, as well as being named to the GC Powerlist U.S. Latin American Specialists list. In 2019 and 2020, she was named as a Lawyer of Distinction in the In-House Counsel category. In 2021, she was listed in the National Black Lawyers Top 100 List. And in 2022, she was selected as one of Crain’s New York Business Notable Black Leaders. She was the Co-Vice President of the NY Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute, and is a member of The Fourth Floor, a networking community for women in leadership. She is a former board member of the Greater NY Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, and Co-Chair of the ACC’s Long Island Chapter, and former member of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association, where she served on the annual gala committee. She currently is on the board for the Center for Architecture and is active in the scholarship committee. Allison holds a Bachelors in Architecture from University California Berkeley, a Masters in Urban Planning from Columbia University, and a Doctorate in Law from Hofstra University.