Alison G. Gushue is Of-Counsel at the Firm’s Haverford Office. Her practice is devoted to litigation, with an emphasis on consumer fraud, securities, and derivative cases. Ms. Gushue also provides assistance to the Firm’s Institutional Client Services Group.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Gushue was counsel to the Pennsylvania Securities Commission in the Division of Corporation Finance. In this capacity, she was responsible for reviewing securities registration filings for compliance with state securities laws and for working with issuers and issuers’ counsel to bring noncompliant filings into compliance.
Together with the Partners, Ms. Gushue has provided substantial assistance in the prosecution of the following cases:
- Lockabey et al. v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Case No. 37-2010-00087755-CU-BT (San Diego Super. Ct.) (settlement valued by court at $170 million for a class of 460,000 purchasers and lessees of Honda Civic Hybrids to resolve claims that the vehicle was advertised with fuel economy representations it could not achieve under real-world driving conditions, and that a software update to the IMA system further decreased fuel economy and performance)
- In re DVI Inc. Securities Litigation, Case No. 2:03-cv-05336-LDD (over $17m in settlements recovered for the shareholder class in lawsuit alleging that the company’s officers and directors, in conjunction with its external auditors and outside counsel, violated the federal securities laws)
- In re Sears, Roebuck & Co. Front-Loading Washer Prods. Liab. Litig., No. 06-cv-7023 (N.D. Ill.) & Case No. 09-wp-65003-CAB (N.D. Ohio)(MDL No. 2001)(settlement providing a “full-value, dollar-for-dollar recovery” that was “as good, if not a better, recovery for Class Members than could have been achieved at trial” in a lawsuit relating to defective central control units in front-load washers manufactured by Whirlpool and sold by Sears.) 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20290 at *35 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 29, 2016)
- Orrstown Financial Services, Inc., et al., Securities Litig., No. 12-cv-00793 (M. D. Pa.) (pending federal securities lawsuit challenging false and misleading statements made by Orrstown Bank to investors about its internal controls and financial condition);
Ms. Gushue has also provided pro bono legal services to nonprofit organizations in Philadelphia such as the Philadelphia Bankruptcy Assistance Project, the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia, and the Community Legal Services of Philadelphia..