Allison J. Fernandez
Office Location: Northern California
Allison J. Fernandez is a Senior Attorney in the firm’s Oakland office. Allison has experience representing corporate clients, government entities, and individuals engaged in a wide variety of complex civil and commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts. Allison’s practice focuses on insurance litigation, employment, and general commercial litigation.
Allison has experience handling claims involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, disability accommodation, wrongful termination, medical leave issues, and wage and hour claims. She has successfully defended employers in a wide range of industries, including temporary staffing agencies, multi-national corporations, homeowners’ associations, and professional services firms.
Allison also has extensive experience representing retailers, debt collectors, and other businesses in consumer class action litigation, including claims arising under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA), California’s Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (RFDCPA), the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (“COPPA”), and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
Prior to joining McDowell Hetherington, Allison practiced with a national law firm, where she represented clients in state and federal courts in complex commercial litigation, consumer protection and class action defense, data privacy, employment, and intellectual property matters.
Outside the office, Allison enjoys hiking, swimming, and exploring the East Bay with her husband and young daughter.