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Allison M. Zieve

Public Citizen Litigation Group
Director
Washington, DC, USA


Allison M. Zieve is the director of Public Citizen Litigation Group and of the Group’s Supreme Court Assistance Project. Founded in 1972, the Litigation Group is the litigation arm of Public Citizen, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization. Allison joined the Litigation Group in August 1994 and became the Group's director and director of our Supreme Court Assistance Project in 2009. She also serves as General Counsel of Public Citizen.

Allison’s practice addresses access-to-courts issues, consumer health and safety (including food and drug law), the first amendment, administrative law, and government transparency. She has argued five cases before the U.S. Supreme court and many more before federal courts of appeals.

Allison serves as a member of the Administrative Conference of the United States, a member of the American Law Institute, and a board member of the Food and Drug Law Institute. She has taught as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University School of Law and American University’s Washington College of Law. In addition, since its inception, Allison has judged the American Constitution Society's Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law. She has written articles for N.Y.U.’s Annual Survey of American Law, Duke Law School’s Law & Contemporary Problems, TRIAL Magazine, US News Weekly, various BNA legal publications, Internal Medicine News, and Regulatory Affairs Journal (UK).

Allison is admitted to the District of Columbia Bar and is admitted to practice before numerous federal courts. She graduated from Brown University and Yale Law School.

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