Allison E. Cole, CCEP, CIPP/US

Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
4775 Munson St. NW
Canton, Ohio
United States
Attorney At Law
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Allison is a director at the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).  She is also a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional, a designation of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE). Allison enjoys helping clients of all industries and sizes with a wide variety of cybersecurity, privacy, corporate, commercial and compliance matters.  Allison has previously served as in-house counsel in various capacities at two large public companies in the Northeast Ohio area.  Allison has experience in developing user-friendly contracts customized for her clients’ business operations and risk profile.  She also has experience in developing new compliance programs and in auditing existing programs to proactively work with clients in improving corporate policies, processes and training. 

Allison's practice is also focused in the areas of:

    • International Law
    • Privacy and Data Security
    • E-Commerce, Technology
    • Compliance and Ethics

Professional Experience

  • Corporate and Commercial Matters - U.S. and Global Expertise
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Purchase and Sale of Products and Services
    • Software License, Maintenance, and Hardware Purchase/Lease Agreements
    • Consulting, Independent Contractor, Employment Agreements
    • E-commerce related matters
  • Privacy and Cybersecurity\
    • Privacy and Data Security Compliance Policy, Procedure and Program Advisory Services
    • Risk Assessment and Compliance Program Evaluation and Management Services
    • State, Federal and International Privacy and Data Protection Laws, Rules and Regulations
    • Health Care Privacy and Security, including compliance with HIPAA and other healthcare fraud, waste, and abuse regulations
    • Data Breach and Incident Response Planning and Training
    • Social Networking, eCommerce, and Internet of Things (IoT)
    • SAAS, PAAS, IASS Contract Negotiation and Privacy and Security Integration
  • Compliance Management and Consulting
    • Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional
    • General Ethics and Compliance Management and Consulting
    • Policy Creation Review, and Management, including Code of Conduct
    • Compliance Training Programs
    • International Trade Compliance
    • Conflict Minerals Compliance
    • Anti-corruption Compliance
    • Anti-Money Laundering Compliance
    • Privacy and Cybersecurity Compliance


  • Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Juris Doctor, December 1999
    • Law Review Managing Editor
    • Note: Privacy and the Internet (1997)
  • Miami University, B.A. Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs, 1995
  • Miami University, B.A. International Studies, 1995
    • AIESEC Miami Board of Directors, Vice President of External Relations
    • AIESEC U.S. Regional Vice President of External Relations
    • Traineeships:  Turkey (1994); Malaysia (1995)

Courts and Admissions

  • Ohio, 2000
  • District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2000

Professional Associations

  • Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Stark County Bar Association, Member
  • Akron Bar Association, Member

Notable Presentations & Articles

  • Cybersecurity Issues for Manufacturers (2018)
  • "Protectng Your Manufacturing Company from Cyber Risks & Attacks" (2018)
  • "Navigating the M&A Transactional Structure:  Legal and Regulatory Consdierations Explored",
  • Software License Agreement Terms for IT Professionals: What are the Important Terms, What do each Mean, and Why Should I Care?
  • Commercial Purchase and Sale Agreements for Purchasing Managers and Sales Professionals Series including:
    • Uniform Commercial Code Basics
    • Product Warranties
    • Requirements Contracts
    • Intellectual Property Protection
    • Confidentiality
    • Battle of the Forms
    • Indemnification
    • Online Terms and Conditions
  • Software License Agreement Terms for IT Professionals:  What are the Important Terms, Whad do each Mean, and Why Should I Care?
  • Executive Compliance Training: Anti-bribery/Anti-corruption, Code of Conduct, Conflicts of Interest, Antitrust
  • Antitrust for Sales and Marketing Professionals
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and UK Bribery Act Fundamentals for US based and international employees

Community Affiliations

  • Women In Touch with Akron's Needs (WITAN)
  • Sing Stark - Board of Directors
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park Questing Program Volunteer
  • Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
  • Firestone Akron Swim Team 
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