honors + affiliations
Listed, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2013)
Listed, Lawyers on the Fast Track, The Legal Intelligencer (2012)
Listed, "Rising Star," Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2005–2012)
Past Member, Inglis Foundation Board of Directors (2005–2008)
Recipient, National Multiple Sclerosis Society Leadership Award (2004)
Past Co-Chair, Criminal Justice Section White Collar Crime Committee, Philadelphia Young Lawyers' Division, American Bar Association
- New Jersey
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Alison Tanchyk is a partner in Morgan Lewis’s Litigation Practice. Ms. Tanchyk’s practice is concentrated in the representation of companies and individuals in all aspects of complex civil litigation, criminal investigations, and compliance and regulatory matters. She has defended companies and individuals in civil litigation and criminal investigations alleging antitrust and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and False Claims Act (FCA) violations, healthcare fraud, tax fraud, securities fraud, and other various business frauds.
Ms. Tanchyk also counsels clients on matters related to the development, implementation, evaluation, and auditing of internal anti-corruption compliance and ethics programs. She has advised companies in a variety of industries, including retail, infrastructure, life sciences, transportation, and IT, on anti-corruption compliance issues in the context of third-party due diligence, and compliance policies, procedures, and training.
Ms. Tanchyk earned her J.D., cum laude, in 2003 from Temple University Beasley School of Law, where she was a member of the Temple Law Review. While in law school, Ms. Tanchyk worked as an intern for Judge Jan E. DuBois of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and Judge Bruce I. Fox of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She earned her M.A. from St. Peter’s College in 2000 and her B.A., cum laude, from Rutgers University in 1998.
Ms. Tanchyk is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
- Representation of a Fortune 100 company in an FCPA internal investigation in Korea and China involving related inquiries by the U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission.
- Representation of a Fortune 100 company in an FCPA internal anti-corruption and anti-competition investigation in Vietnam and Singapore and related inquiries by the World Bank.
- Representation of corporations in FCPA and foreign anti-corruption laws internal investigations in Russia, China, Mexico, Eastern Europe, Central America, and South America.
- Counseling and training of public U.S. companies, private U.S. companies and foreign companies regarding the development, implementation, evaluation, and auditing of anti-corruption compliance programs.
Healthcare Fraud and Abuse
- Cross-border healthcare fraud internal investigation involving allegations of fraudulent billing and bid-rigging.
- Representations of pharmaceutical manufacturers in connection with DOJ criminal and civil investigations involving allegations of, inter alia, off-label marketing.
- Representation of a pharmaceutical manufacturer in non-intervened Qui Tam litigation
- Representation of individuals in a DOJ investigation involving allegations of, inter alia, Anti-Kickback Act, and health care fraud violations.
- Representation of a pharmaceutical manufacturer in internal investigation of its contracting protocols and procedures in its selection and use of a clinical study investigator.
- Representation of healthcare provider owners in connection with DOJ criminal and civil investigation of alleged conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and money laundering.
- Declination of prosecution of corporation in a federal criminal antitrust action involving, inter alia, allegations of price fixing and bid-rigging.
- Representation of a corporation in a federal civil antitrust action involving, inter alia, allegations of price fixing.
- Representation of an individual in a criminal tax fraud investigation involving allegations of use of an off-shore shell corporation and falsification of business deductions.
- Representation of a supermarket corporation and owners in a criminal tax fraud investigation involving allegations of unreported payroll.
- Representation of a corporation and an individual in putative federal civil class actions involving, inter alia, RICO and 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claims.
- Representation of individuals in insider trading investigations.
- Temple University, Beasley School of Law, 2003, J.D., Cum Laude
- Saint Peter's College, 2000, M.A.
- Rutgers University, 1998, B.A., Cum Laude