Allison C. Stanton

Allison Stanton is the Director of E-Discovery, FOIA, and Records for the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division. She advises on complex e-discovery issues in civil litigation and investigations; develops e-discovery policies, practices, and training for the Civil Division; works with the other Department of Justice Divisions on e-discovery initiatives; advises federal agencies on e-discovery and information management matters; and provides guidance on proposed changes to procedural rules, regulations, and legislation affecting e-discovery. Allison also leads the Civil Division’s office responsible for meeting the Division’s FOIA and records obligations. Among the recognition received for her work Allison received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award, one of the Department’s highest awards, in 2014 and again in 2015 for her work that led to the multi-billion dollar settlements with banks who committed egregious mortgage fraud. Allison is an established author and speaker. She teaches E-Discovery at American University’s Washington College of Law and is the Former-Chair of the D.C. Bar E-Discovery Committee. She graduated first in her law school class from the Washington College of Law, American University, summa cum laude, and received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University with honors. Allison clerked in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia for the Honorable Barry R. Poretz. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Ms. Stanton was an attorney with Hogan Lovells US LLP where she represented numerous clients in complex civil cases and criminal investigations, many of which included complex e-discovery issues. Ms. Stanton also developed proactive e-discovery and information governance plans for Fortune 500 companies, including document retention policies and litigation hold and response procedures.