Allison R. Clark

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Associate

Dallas
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Overview

As a member of the Digital Risk Advisory and Cybersecurity team, Allison Clark provides strategic counsel to hundreds of clients across various industries in preparing for and responding to data security incidents.

Allison maintains a special interest in working with educational institutions and has extensive experience advising educational clients on the intersection between the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and state privacy laws. She has advised clients on a wide variety of data security incidents, ranging from complex ransomware attacks to employee snooping and data theft. In the event of an incident, she provides clients with the proper services and tools to effectively respond to the incident, including coordinating data forensics experts and insurance professionals, preparing consumer and regulatory notification communications, ensuring fulfillment of statutory obligations and responding to enforcement actions.

Prior to focusing on cybersecurity, Allison worked as a civil litigator, gaining experience in all aspects of active litigation with a specialization in cybersecurity, commercial law, products liability and personal injury matters. She has also litigated, arbitrated and tried high-value cases involving the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA), banking, injury to land, professional liability and contract disputes.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

Admissions

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • Texas

Education

  • J.D., Law & Science Certification with a specialization in Intellectual Property, Texas Tech University School of Law, 2013, cum laude; Texas Bank Lawyer, Editorial Board and Contributing Writer
  • Paralegal Certification, Rice University, 2008
  • B.A., Political Science, University of North Texas, 2007; Pender Scholar

Blog

In The Blogs

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Data Counsel
It's Elementary: Measures that Educational Institutions Should Take to Prepare for Ransomware Attacks Part 3
By Allison R. Clark, Benjamin D. Wanger
April 19, 2022
PART 3 In the event of a ransomware attack, there are a host of legal frameworks that could potentially be implicated. Whether those laws apply often depends on the nature of the data that the threat actor accessed and/or acquired. In this...
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Data Counsel
It's Elementary: Measures that Educational Institutions Should Take to Prepare for Ransomware Attacks
By Allison R. Clark, Benjamin D. Wanger
March 21, 2022
PART 2 The best way to ensure that an educational institution can respond quickly and effectively to a ransomware attack and minimize any chaos and confusion that accompanies such incidents is to have an incident response plan in place to...
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It's Elementary: Measures that Educational Institutions Should Take to Prepare for Ransomware Attacks: Part 1
By Allison R. Clark, Benjamin D. Wanger
February 28, 2022
PART 1 The ransomware epidemic has affected and continues to affect all industries, including healthcare, manufacturing and finance. Since 2020, however, the education industry has been targeted as much as or more than any other sector...
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