Allison F. Sheedy

Allison F. Sheedy is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Constantine Cannon. Ms. Sheedy’s practice focuses on civil antitrust litigation, government antitrust investigations involving potentially anticompetitive business practices, and consumer protection matters. Ms. Sheedy also provides advice on an array of antitrust issues, including general compliance, joint ventures, and competitor collaborations.

Ms. Sheedy has wide ranging experience with complex case litigation, and has represented clients, both as plaintiffs and defendants, in a variety of federal and state lawsuits involving significant commercial controversies.

Ms. Sheedy has represented clients in a diverse range of sectors including book publishing, the real estate appraisal industry, cellular technology, ticketing platforms, health care, telemarketing, consumer electronics, shipping and logistics, and payments.

Representative Matters:

  • In the Matter of Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board, currently representing state government agency in FTC administrative litigation alleging price fixing scheme in case involving state action immunity doctrine and defense of good faith regulatory compliance.
  • Corporations for Character v. Federal Trade Commission, Case No. 11-419 (D. Ut.), second-chaired federal jury trial of film production company and telefunder accused of violating the TCPA in litigation brought by FTC and DOJ.
  • StubHub Inc. v. Golden State Warriors LLC et al., Case No. 15-1436 (N.D. Cal.), represented secondary ticketing platform in tying and monopolization case brought against Ticketmaster and NBA team.
  • TruePosition, Inc. v. LM Ericsson, et al., Case No. 11-4574 (E.D. Pa.), represented cellular technology company in suit alleging conspiracy and monopolization against major telecommunications suppliers and two standards setting organizations.
  • In re: Electronic Books Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 11-2293 (S.D.N.Y.), represented major book publisher in connection with price fixing investigation and litigation by DOJ, state attorney generals, and consumer class related to pricing of electronic books.
  • United States, et al. v. Idaho Orthopaedic Society, et al., Case No. 10-268 (D. Id.), represented orthopedic group in connection with group boycott investigation by DOJ.
  • Lenox MacLaren Surgical Corporation v. Medtronic, Inc. et al., Case No. 10-2139 (D. Co.), represented medical device manufacturer in defense of claims brought under Section 2 of the Sherman Act by competitor of instruments used in spinal fusion surgery.

Prior to joining Constantine Cannon in June 2013, Ms. Sheedy was counsel at the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP.

Ms. Sheedy received her B.A. in literature from Sarah Lawrence College in 1998 and her J.D. in 2006 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was Articles Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Ms. Sheedy also holds an M.A. in Liberal Studies from the New School for Social Research.

Ms. Sheedy is a member of the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania bars.

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Allison F. Sheedy's Publications & Speeches

Sustainability and Antitrust: Europe is leading – will America follow?

Partner Allison Sheedy was a panelist on the Chicago Bar Association’s Program “Sustainability and Antitrust: Europe is Leading – will America follow?,” discussing the intersection...

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Global Competition Review (GCR) Law Leaders Global Conference

Partner Allison Sheedy was a speaker at the Global Competition Review (GCR) Law Leaders Global Conference in South Beach, Miami, focusing on the state of...

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Collateral Consequences of Agency Action

Partner Allison Sheedy was a panelist on the ABA Antitrust Section Program Collateral Consequences of Agency Action, focusing on what happens after an agency investigation,...

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Exemptions, Immunities & Antitrust - Conflict of Laws?

Partner Allison Sheedy spoke on the ABA Antitrust Section Program titled Exemptions, Immunities & Antitrust - Conflict of Laws?, focusing on the doctrines of state...

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SEP Exclusive Dealing Showdown: FTC v. Qualcomm Preview

Allison Sheedy spoke on the FTC’s ongoing litigation against Qualcomm relating to licensing of standard essential patents and its FRAND commitments during an ABA Section...

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These Standards are A-Changin’: The Rail Fuel Surcharge as a Class Certification Case Study

Constantine Cannon attorney Allison Sheedy published in The Price Point’s Winter 2017 issue.

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Clone Wars: Abraham & Veneklasen Joint Venture v. American Quarter Horse Association

Constantine Cannon attorney Allison Sheedy presented the plaintiffs’ perspective during an ABA Section of Antitrust Law panel related to the recent federal jury decision in...

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Is Web 'Transparency' Good for Competition?

Bloomberg BNA, Electronic Commerce & Law Report Download PDF

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Mitigating Antitrust Risk in Most Favored Nation, Non-Discrimination, and Anti-Steering Contract Provisions

Attorney Allison Sheedy to present Stafford CLE program (August 29, 2013). Click here for details.

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Negotiating the Privilege Minefield: Some Differences Between Attorney-Client Privilege in the U.S. and Europe

Corporate Counsel Section Of The State Bar Of Texas Newsletter (Feb. 2011)

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Justice Department Launches Section 1 Attack on “Most Favored Nations” Clauses in Hospital Contracts

The Antitrust Counselor (Jan. 2011)

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Recent U.S. & U.K. Developments Affecting Competition Law Compliance Programs

The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel (July 2010)

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