Allison L. Borgatti is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation Group and focuses her practice on corporate compliance issues, white-collar defense and government investigation matters. She represents clients in the investigation and defense of allegations of wrongdoing in complex criminal cases, civil fraud and corruption matters. Ms. Borgatti has extensive experience with issues relating to the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
Ms. Borgatti’s clients may also benefit from her skill and experience in navigating complex, multijurisdictional and multinational disputes in federal and state courts at all levels. Ms. Borgatti’s practice extends to the representation of clients, which include foreign nationals who face litigation under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) and the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) including the garnishee and interpleader actions involving OFAC sanctions and blocked assets by the United States Department of Treasury.
Before joining Archer, Ms. Borgatti served as an Assistant District Attorney with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, where she managed, investigated, researched, and prosecuted over fifty major jury trials to verdict, including homicides, attempted murders, non-fatal shootings, and gunpoint robberies. She oversaw pre-trial and trial preparation efforts for multiple cases involving thousands of exhibits and witnesses. Ms. Borgatti handled examination of experts in such fields as ballistics and firearms, competency, medical sciences, including forensic pathology, DNA and trace forensic evidence, cellular telephone forensics, historical cellular site analysis, forgery, handwriting analysis, and covert surveillance. She coordinated investigations involving federal and local law enforcement agencies, including, but not limited to, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Justice.
Prior to her position with the Philadelphia District Attorney, Ms. Borgatti worked for an international law firm in New York City. As a member of the firm’s White Collar Practice Group, she contributed to numerous corporate compliance programs, internal investigations, and large-scale federal and state representations of Fortune 500 companies and their executives concerning matters such as insider training, anti-corruption, economic sanctions, and financial services fraud.
Ms. Borgatti attended Rutgers Law School and was the Articles Editor for the Rutgers Journal of Law and Public Policy. During law school, she served as an intern for the Honorable Genece E. Brinkley: First Judicial District of Pennsylvania. Ms. Borgatti is fluent in Spanish.
Awards and Recognition
- First Congressional District of New Jersey Award for Scholarship in the Law (2011)
- Rutgers University School of Law Pro Bono Publico Award
- Charles Richter Memorial Scholarship Recipient (2011)
Articles and Publications
- Article, Contributory Trademark & Copyright Infringement: Why Internet Service Providers Should be Held Liable for Knowingly Hosting Websites that Sell Counterfeit Products, Rutgers Journal of Law & Public Policy (2011)