Alison Gaske Associate

Alison Gaske represents major companies, creditors’ committees, bankruptcy trustees, and others in complex civil litigation.  Her work often focuses on disputes at the intersection of mass torts, bankruptcy, and insurance coverage.  She has particular experience representing plaintiffs pursuing insurance coverage after facing major events, such as asbestos-related liability, opioid epidemic-related liability, and PFAS-related liability.

After law school, Alison clerked for the Honorable Phyllis D. Thompson of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

Alison also maintains an active pro bono practice.  Her representations include matters such as motions for compassionate release because of COVID-19 outbreaks, Social Security Administration appeals, and work with the ACLU of Louisiana’s Justice Lab.


  • Representing creditors’ committee in pursuing opioid defendants’ insurance coverage for harms caused by the national opioid crisis.
  • Representing a putative class of institutional investors as court-appointed co-lead counsel in an antitrust and market manipulation class action against 10 Wall Street banks that are alleged to have colluded with one another to manipulate a credit default swap industry benchmark.
  • Representing a Fortune 500 company in the automotive sector in litigation that has resulted in the payment of hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance proceeds to compensate claims arising out of alleged exposure to asbestos.
  • Representing a Chapter 7 Trustee as special insurance counsel in connection with the claims resolution process of certain professional liability claims.
  • Counseled private equity firm regarding insurance coverage for an acquisition target arising out of PFAS liability.


  • 2016 – J.D., American University Washington College of Law
    • Administrative Law Review
  • 2010 – B.A., Hamilton College


  • District of Columbia


  • Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020-2022
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Legal Rhetoric Program, American University Washington College of Law, 2021-2022