Alison Roffi

Deputy General Counsel

New York

Alison Roffi is Orrick's Deputy General Counsel and is located in the New York Office.

Alison is responsible for providing counsel on the Firm's global legal affairs, including advising on matters related to corporate governance, claims, contracts, insurance, ethics, and risk management. Alison is also a member of Orrick’s Risk Management Committee, focusing her efforts on risk awareness and prevention through risk management training, internal Firm publications, and risk management audits.

Prior to assuming the role of Deputy General Counsel, Alison was a litigator in the Firm's Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution group. Alison represented audit firms and accountants in regulatory proceedings as well as civil disputes. She has experience managing and conducting large scale internal investigations, liaising with regulators, and managing cross-border risk and liability. In addition to professional liability cases, Alison also defended financial institutions in lawsuits alleging claims related to RMBS transactions following the global financial crisis. Her practice also focused on representing the interests of policyholders in their navigation of issues with their insurers regarding coverage, claims, and recovery.

  • Recent representations include: 

    • Representation of a major pharmaceutical company, an international delivery company, a luxury automotive manufacturer, and a market leader audit firm in actions against their insurers concerning coverage under insurance policies. 
    • Representation of Credit Suisse and Nomura in state and federal litigations in connection with the banks' underwriting of residential mortgage-backed securities.
    • Representation of leading accounting firms in state and federal lawsuits and regulatory investigations.
    • Representation of 15 juveniles in a class action on behalf of all children detained by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services to address violations of their constitutional rights.