Overview

Alyssa Kalisky is a litigation partner whose practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, privacy litigation, as well as antitrust and competition matters. She has a broad range of litigation experience, spanning the industrial, insurance, pharmaceutical and retail industries. Alyssa has also advised and successfully represented many private equity clients and their portfolio companies in a wide range of disputes. She has litigated cases in various state and federal courts across the country, as well as in arbitration. Alyssa has helped clients obtain significant victories at the pleading stage, class certification and at trial, including a complete defense verdict in a nine-figure trade secrets trial.

In her data privacy practice, Alyssa’s Seventh Circuit win on an issue of first impression in a class action under the Genetic Information Privacy Act was highlighted in the National Law Journal and recognized by The American Lawyer in its “Litigator of the Week” series.

With respect to her antitrust work, Alyssa recently secured two significant wins in two different matters. In the first, the Iowa Supreme Court affirmed the lower court’s decision denying class certification in an antitrust conspiracy case brought by chiropractors against Iowa insurer Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. In the second, the Western District of New York denied plaintiffs’ motion for leave to amend their complaint, finding that plaintiffs had failed for the second time to plead that four pharmaceutical manufacturers had conspired under the Sherman Act, garnering another “Litigator of the Week” shout out.

In addition, Alyssa actively participates in Firm committees, diversity initiatives and recruiting efforts, including by serving as Co-Chair of the Summer Associates Program for the Chicago office. She has represented numerous pro bono clients and served as guardian ad litem, representing at-risk children and seniors throughout guardianship proceedings.

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Recognition

Litigator of the Week – Litigation Daily, May 2023–2024

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2013Illinois

Courts

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Education

  • University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D.magna cum laude2013

    Contributing Editor, Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review

    Order of the Coif

  • University of MichiganB.A., Organizational Studies & Communication Studieswith High Distinction2010

    Phi Beta Kappa