Previously, Allie served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Vanessa D. Gilmore of the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, for the 2012 - 2014 term. Allie graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law in 2012. In law school, she served as Senior Notes & Comments Editor of the California Law Review and Commentary Editor of the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice. She interned for the San Francisco Public Defender's Officer, where she conducted hearings and argued motions as a certified law student. She also participated in several legal clinics, advising people of their rights and assisting in representing them before administrative and state courts.
- Labor Law
- Employment Law
- Non-Competition Agreements
- Business Litigation
- University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California
- J.D. - 2012
- Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
- B.A. High Honors - 2007
- Major: History
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
- U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
- The Honorable Vanessa D. Gilmore, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Judicial Clerk, 2012 to 2014
- First place winner of the 2011 Law Students for Reproductive Justice & Center for Reproductive Rights Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for Birthright Justice: Birthright Citizenship and Reproductive Justice in Immigration Detention Centers, published in the New York University Review of Law and Social Change.
- Finalist in the 2011 American Constitution Society National Student Writing Competition for Birthright Justice: Birthright Citizenship and Reproductive Justice in Immigration Detention Centers.
- Recognized in San Antonio Magazine’s San Antonio's Best Lawyers Edition, Labor and Employment
- Recognized in Scene in S.A.'s San Antonio's Best Lawyers Edition, Labor and Employment
- Texas Fair Defense Project Board of Directors: President 2022 to Present; Secretary, 2020 to 2022
- Birthright Justice: Birthright Citizenship and Reproductive Justice in Immigration Detention Centers, 36 N.Y.U. Review of Law and Social Change 57, 2012
- Commentary, Gendering Crimmigration: The Intersection of Gender, Immigration, and the Criminal Justice System, 27 Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice 1 , 2012
- Book Note, 26 Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice 168 (2011) (reviewing Evelyn Nakano Glenn, Forced to Care: Coercion and Caregiving in America (2010))
- Wrongful Termination? But I Thought Texas Was An At-Will State: 23 Lesser Known Exceptions to the At-Will Doctrine, The Advocate/State Bar of Texas Litigation Section (Winter, 2014), The Advocate/State Bar of Texas Litigation Section, Winter, 2014
Certified Legal Specialties
- Labor and Employment Law Specialist, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
- San Antonio Bar Association
- San Antonio Young Lawyers Association
- Anderson v. Valdez:, 845 F.3d 580 (5th Cir. 2016) (affirming denial of motion to dismiss in First Amendment retaliation case brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983);
- Anderson v. Valdez:, 845 F.3d 580, 607 (5th Cir. 2017) (petition for rehearing denied);
- Casanova v. Gold’s Tex. Holdings Grp., Inc., No. 5:13-CV-1161-DAE:, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 37932 (W.D. Tex. 2016) (granting plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment in case interpreting Section 207(i) overtime commission exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act);
- Casanova v. Gold’s Tex. Holdings Grp., Inc., No. 5:13-CV-1161-DAE:, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 161844 (W.D. Tex. Nov. 19, 2014) (granting motion for conditional certification under the Fair Labor Standards Act).
- Azar v. Benson Motor Company of San Antonio, Inc., Civil No. SA-14-CA-563, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 181481 (W.D. Tex. Mar. 19, 2015).