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, multijurisdictional investigations, the merger review process and merger investigations.

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 commercial controversies.

Ms. Sheedy has represented clients in a diverse range of sectors including book publishing, health care, telemarketing, consumer electronics, shipping and logistics, and the credit card industry.

Representative Matters:

  • Representation of major book publisher in connection with price fixing investigation and litigation by DOJ, state attorney generals, and private plaintiffs related to electronic books
  • Representation of orthopedic society, practice groups and physicians in connection with group boycott investigation by DOJ
  • Antitrust counseling and representation of national health insurance company in variety of transactions and litigations, including representation as third party in significant DOJ litigation related to most favored nations clauses
  • Representation of film production company and telefunder for nonprofit groups in consumer protection litigation by FTC and DOJ involving First Amendment issues
  • Representation of medical device manufacturer in defense of claims brought under Section 2 of the Sherman Act by competitor

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. She is a member of the Antitrust Section of the ABA and is a member of the Antitrust and Litigation Sections of the ABA.

Allison F. Sheedy's Publications & Speeches

Oct152018
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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Feb82017
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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Mar32014
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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Dec252013
Is Web 'Transparency' Good for Competition?

Bloomberg BNA, Electronic Commerce & Law Report Download PDF

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Aug272013
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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Feb12011
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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Jan12011
Justice Department Launches Section 1 Attack on “Most Favored Nations” Clauses in Hospital Contracts

The Antitrust Counselor (Jan. 2011)

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Jul12010
Recent U.S. & U.K. Developments Affecting Competition Law Compliance Programs

The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel (July 2010)

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