Erin Gibson Allen

Erin Allen
(412) 338-4682
  • Antitrust Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Compliance and Contractual Issues
  • University of Pittsburgh, School of Law, J.D., 1995
  • University of Rochester, B.A., 1992
  • The Honorable Lisa Pupo Lenihan, Chief Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

Erin Gibson Allen’s diverse background provides her with a perspective that allows her to relate to clients’ individual situations.  Clients value Erin’s ability to appreciate multiple perspectives, simplify complex problems, and offer clear and direct guidance.  

Erin’s practice at Marcus & Shapira is focused on general commercial litigation and complex multidistrict antitrust cases.  Erin also has experience in the healthcare industry, where she has advised healthcare providers in establishing business relationships and joint ventures in compliance with antitrust and other state and federal laws including anti-referral laws.  Erin served as a member of the ethics committee of UPMC Passavant and as a member of the Patient Safety and Infection Control Committees of St. Clair Hospital.

Prior to joining Marcus & Shapira, Erin clerked for the Honorable Lisa Pupo Lenihan, the Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Erin graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1995, where she served as president of the Pitt Law Women’s Association, and from the University of Rochester in 1992, where she was a member of the Meliora Society.

In 2011 Erin began work in the legal community to create a program to offer education, training, and resources for attorneys seeking to reenter the profession after a leave of absence.  Her effort led to the creation of Back to the Bar, an initiative run by the Allegheny County Bar Association, which, after its successful launch, served as a model for similar programs in other states.

Erin’s civic involvement includes work with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra where she serves as the chairperson of the New Leadership Council and as the vice chairperson of the Jack Heinz Society.  Erin also volunteers for the Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh.

Representative multidistrict antitrust litigation matters include:

  • Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation Opt Out Cases, No. 14-md-01720 (E.D.N.Y.)
  • In re AndroGel Antitrust Litigation (II), No. 09-md-2084 (N.D. Ga.)
  • In re Niaspan Antitrust Litigation, No. 13-md-2460 (E.D. Pa.)
  • In re Nexium (Esomeprazole) Antitrust Litigation, No. 12-md-2409 (D. Mass)
  • In re Packaged Seafood Products Antitrust Litigation, No. 15-md-2670 (S.D. Cal.)