Allison Lukas Turner is an associate in the Boston office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Litigation & Trial Department.
Ms. Turner focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and government investigations. She has experience advising on a diverse array of business disputes, including:
- International product liability litigation
- Trade secret protection
- White collar investigations and defense
- Multi-million dollar contract disputes
- Employer-side employment matters
Ms. Turner is a co-author of “Protecting Trade Secrets in a Global Economy,” published in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (2012). The article discusses evolving risks to businesses and recent developments in current federal and state trade secret law, and provides tips for companies to prevent theft of sensitive information.
Ms. Turner graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School where she was named a Dean’s Scholar in White Collar Criminal Procedure. While in law school, Ms. Turner served as an intern in the Appeals Division of the Essex County District Attorney's Office and in the Child Protection Unit of the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office. She also volunteered her time as an interviewer/advocate with Northeastern Law School’s Domestic Violence Institute.
After law school, Ms. Turner clerked in her home state for Chief Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. of the United States District Court for the District of Maine, where she assisted chambers in a number of federal civil and criminal matters.
Ms. Turner is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the District of Maine and the District of Massachusetts. Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Turner worked in the litigation department at another leading law firm.
Ms. Turner currently serves as one of three Global Co-Chairs of the firm’s Parent Lawyers Group and on the steering committee for the Boston office’s Multicultural Promotion and Attainment Coalition, and is a former local leader of the Parent Lawyers Group and Women Lawyers Group. Recently, Ms. Turner was chosen as a 2020 Rising Star for the Women’s Bar Association’s Women’s Leadership Initiative, a program that brings together senior women attorneys and up and coming stars of the legal profession for leadership development and mentoring.
In her spare time, Ms. Turner serves on the board of a local non-profit working to bring early childhood parenting education classes to underserved communities in and around Boston.