Maynard Cooper & Gale and Nexsen Pruet have agreed to merge on April 1, 2023. Together we will be Maynard Nexsen.

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Allison's Profile

Allison is Of Counsel in Maynard's Cybersecurity & Privacy Practice. She assists clients with cybersecurity incident response planning, cybersecurity and privacy compliance, data breach response, and cybersecurity risk assessments, including frequently performing risk assessments for private equity portfolio companies.

Allison has acted as trusted business counsel for a diverse array of companies for over a decade. She previously worked with the Firm's Corporate Section in the areas of corporate transactions, commercial lending, and real estate matters.

Prior to joining Maynard, Allison worked in private practice with another law firm for over eight years where she represented hundreds of businesses throughout the Gulf Coast and helped them obtain compensation for their economic losses as a result of the BP oil spill. Immediately upon graduating from law school, Allison served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Roderick P. Stout in the Circuit Court of Mobile County, Alabama, where she observed countless trials and motion hearings and assisted the Judge in overseeing his civil caseload.

Allison holds a B.A., cum laude, from Tulane University and a J.D., cum laude, from Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center. While in law school, Allison studied in Lyon, France, and is fluent in conversational French.

Allison's Accolades

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Litigation - Real Estate (2022)

Allison's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • Mobile Bar Association
  • Alabama Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • NAMI Mobile, current board member and Past-President of the Mobile chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • NAMI Alabama, Current Board Member


State Bar: Alabama, Louisiana

U.S. District Court: Alabama (Northern, Middle, Southern), Louisiana (Eastern)

U.S. Court of Appeals: Fifth Circuit

U.S. Bankruptcy Court: Alabama (Northern, Middle, Southern)

  • Louisiana State University
    • (2009, J.D., cum laude)

  • Tulane University
    • (2006, B.A., cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa)

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Cybersecurity Refresh: SEC Proposes New Cybersecurity Disclosure Rules

On March 9, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) voted to propose new cybersecurity disclosure rules for public companies. The aim of the proposed rules, which build upon interpretive guidance provided in 2011 and 2018, is to better inform investors about public companies’ risk management, strategy, and governance...

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021


Maynard & Gale (Maynard) is pleased to announce that its Cybersecurity and Privacy practice has been recognized among a select group of 16 firms as the “best of the best” in cybersecurity and data privacy litigation. The Firm was included among Cybersecurity/Data Privacy litigation leaders featured in the BTI Litigation...

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019


Maynard is pleased to welcome Caroleene Hardee Dobson and Allison White Smalley to the Firm’s Real Estate practice, and Krishana Pleasant to the Firm’s Commercial Lending practice. “Caroleene, Krishana and Allison are talented attorneys with diverse backgrounds in real estate and corporate matters. We are glad to welcome them to...

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