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Lori McAllister

Lori McAllister



  • Litigation
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial Services Litigation – Consumer

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Michigan, U.S.A.

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Ms. McAllister is resident in Dykema's Lansing, Michigan office. She has practiced law with the firm since 1986.

Bar Admissions

Michigan, 1986


University of Michigan, J.D., cum laude Central Michigan University, B.S., summa cum laude
Areas of Practice

Corporate Governance | Financial Services Litigation | Financial Services Litigation – Consumer | Litigation | Privacy and Data Security | Securities Litigation

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Ms. McAllister specializes in complex commercial litigation and the defense of class action lawsuits. She also serves as outside general counsel to both public and privately held companies, advising on such issues as corporate governance, compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, and audit committee responsibilities.

Ms. McAllister recently served as lead defense counsel in a class action lawsuit filed against the insurance industry, which resulted in a complete defense victory and a reported decision from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals establishing the framework for the application of the federal racketeering laws to the automobile insurance industry. She also successfully defended a proposed class action where the plaintiff sought $2.1 billion.

Ms. McAllister also maintains an active practice before the Insurance Division of the Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Services, and has successfully represented clients in cases before the Insurance Division where tens of millions of dollars were at issue. In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. McAllister acted as the lead attorney in three of the four conversions of Michigan mutual insurance companies into stock companies under Michigan’s demutualization statute. Two of those companies traded on Nasdaq, and the third is privately held.

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Ingham County Bar Association

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