Allison E. Cole

Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
4775 Munson St. NW
Canton, Ohio
United States
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Allison is a director at the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.  Allison enjoys helping clients of all industries and sizes with a wide variety of corporate, commercial and compliance matters.  During her seventeen years of practice, Allison has previously served as Vice President of Ethics and Compliance, Associate General Counsel, Director and Assistant General Counsel and Senior Corporate Counsel  - International 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
  • 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, 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

  • Stark County Bar Association
  • Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics
  • Association of Corporate Counsel

Notable Presentations & Articles

  • "Protectng Your Manufacturing Company from Cyber Risks & Attacks"
  • "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
  • 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

  • Voices of Canton, Inc. - Board of Directors
  • Friends of Metro Parks, Akron - Board of Directors
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park Questing Program
  • Access Women’s Shelter
  • Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
  • Firestone Akron Swim Team
  • One of a Kind Pets
  • King Elementary PTA
  • Boy Scout Troop Committee Secretary
  • Girl Scout Troop Leader


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