Gambill, Allison L.

Allison Gambill has a unique practice dedicated to defending companies in both employment and commercial matters, and is valued for her practical approach to disputes as well as for her experience representing a wide variety of regulated industry clients in federal, state and administrative courts.

Allison defends employers across the country against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and public accommodation violations. She counsels clients who seek to enforce restrictive covenants and protect trade secrets. She helps guide employment-related decisions including terminations, leave issues, disciplinary actions, conducts internal investigations, and drafts policies and employment agreements.

In commercial matters, she represents banks, mortgage lending institutions, loan servicers, and financial service companies in federal and state court litigation in Colorado and New Mexico. Cases in those courts have involved violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and state unfair deceptive trade practices acts, among other federal and state laws.  Prior to joining Brownstein, Allison represented a large national bank in litigation in various disputed foreclosure actions involving claims of breach of contract, violations of the Colorado Consumer Protect Act, the FDCPA, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and civil conspiracy.

Allison’s role as an advisor to businesses includes the design of compliance policies and procedures and proactive strategies for avoiding disputes and litigation.

Representative Matters
  • Provided advice and counsel to an international company regarding employee requests for reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • Member of the team that filed a lawsuit against a major credit card bank for failing to properly investigate and respond to the client’s credit card fraud disputes arising from a money laundering conspiracy. The case involves vindicating customer rights under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) the Fair Credit Billing Act (FCBA) and Utah tort laws of negligence and misrepresentation related to onboarding and vetting credit card merchants.

  • In less than 90 days, Brownstein attorneys helped Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver start-up and license a stand-alone mortgage lending and servicing affiliate. Allison’s support included license creation as well as the creation and implementation of policies, procedures, and disclosures necessary for state and federal consumer financial protection compliance.

  • Member of the team that reviewed and advised on the policies and procedures of a public hospitality company involved in the time-share market, specifically with regard to the company’s compliance with state and federal consumer protection laws.

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Education
  • J.D., 2008, University of Texas School of Law
  • B.A., 2003, Pepperdine University
Admissions
  • Colorado
  • New Mexico
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Membership

American Bar Association, Section Labor and Employment, Section of Litigation

Sam Cary Bar Association, Member, Mentorship Program Committee

Colorado Women’s Bar Association, Board Member, Sam Cary Bar Association Representative

Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, Member