Alison Tanchyk handles government and internal investigations, complex civil litigation, and compliance and regulatory matters, with an emphasis on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), False Claims Act (FCA), fraud, and antitrust matters. Companies and individuals rely on Alison to defend against investigations involving allegations of corruption, anticompetitive conduct, and healthcare, tax, and securities fraud, and other business frauds. Corporate leaders and boards also seek Alison’s counsel on matters related to developing, implementing, evaluating, and auditing internal compliance and ethics programs.
Corporate leaders and Boards from all industries, including life sciences, technology, retail, and manufacturing rely on Alison’s advice on anticorruption compliance issues including third–party due diligence, procedures, and training.
She represented General Cable Corporation in connection with an FCPA investigation of General Cable’s business operations in Angola, Portugal, China, Egypt, and Thailand, resulting in a non-prosecution agreement and no compliance monitor, announced December 29, 2016. She also represented Olympus Corporation of the Americas in connection with an FCPA investigation of Olympus’s sales and marketing practices in Latin America resulting in a deferred prosecution agreement, announced March 1, 2016.
Ranked for white collar crime and government investigations, Chambers USA noted that Alison has been described by peers as being "one of the hardest-working people," as well as "counseling clients effectively in a very logical way."
Since 2014, she has repeatedly been named by Latinvex as one of Latin America’s top Female Lawyers and was most recently named in 2020.
General Cable Corporation in DOJ and SEC FCPA investigations of the company’s business operations in Angola, Portugal, China, Egypt, and Thailand.
Olympus Corporation of the Americas in an FCPA investigation of their sales and marketing practices in Latin America. Resulted in a deferred prosecution agreement and $22.8 million fine.
Key government witness in United States v. McDonnell Virginia corruption trial.
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.
A Fortune 100 company in an FCPA internal anticorruption and anti-competition investigation in Vietnam and Singapore and related inquiries by the World Bank.
Corporations in FCPA and foreign anti-corruption laws internal investigations in Russia, Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, Central America, and South America.
Counseling and training of public US companies, private US 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.
Pharmaceutical manufacturers in connection with DOJ criminal and civil investigations involving allegations of, inter alia, off-label marketing.
A pharmaceutical manufacturer in non-intervened Qui Tam litigation
Individuals in a DOJ investigation involving allegations of, inter alia, Anti-Kickback Statute, and health care fraud violations.
A pharmaceutical manufacturer in internal investigation of its contracting protocols and procedures in its selection and use of a clinical study investigator.
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.
A corporation in a federal civil antitrust action involving, inter alia, allegations of price fixing.
An individual in a criminal tax fraud investigation involving allegations of use of an offshore shell corporation and falsification of business deductions.
A supermarket corporation and owners in a criminal tax fraud investigation involving allegations of unreported payroll.
A corporation and an individual in putative federal civil class actions involving, inter alia, RICO and 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claims.
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
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
US District Court for the Northern District of Florida
US District Court for the Middle District of Florida
US District Court for the Southern District of Florida
US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
US District Court for the District of New Jersey
Awards and Affiliations
Ranked, White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations Litigation, Florida, Chambers USA (2020)
Recommended, Dispute resolution: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense, The Legal 500 US (2016, 2018, 2020)
Recognized, Latin America’s Top 100 Female Lawyers, Latinvex (2016, 2018, 2020)
Recognized, 40 & Under Hot List, Benchmark Litigation (2016, 2018, 2020)
Recognized, Anti-Corruption Investigations and Compliance, Latin Lawyer 250 (2019, 2020)
Recognized, Client Service All-Stars, BTI Consulting (2019)
Top Litigator Under 40, Future Star, Benchmark Litigation (2017)
Rising Star, Daily Business Review (2015)
Recognized, Latin America's Top 50 Female Lawyers, Latinvex (2014)
Recognized, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2013–2016)
Recognized, Lawyers on the Fast Track, The Legal Intelligencer (2012)
Rising Star, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2005–2012)