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Ms. Allison M. Zieve

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General Counsel

Phone: (202) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: a***@***.org
Public Citizen
215 Pennsylvania Ave. SE 3Rd Floor
Washington , District of Columbia 20003
United States

Company Description: Public Citizen is a national, nonprofit consumer advocacy organization that has a history of defending free speech on the Internet.

Employment History

  • Attorney
    Public Citizen
  • Teacher
    Georgetown University Law School
  • Adjunct Professor
    Georgetown University Law School

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Yale Law School
  • Brown University
  • J.D.
  • A.B. magna cum laude
    Brown University
  • Yale Law School
193 Total References
Web References
Allison Zieve is the ..., 20 Mar 2015 [cached]
Allison Zieve is the Director of Public Citizen Litigation Group and General Counsel of Public Citizen. At the Litigation Group, her practice areas include public health and consumer safety, access to court issues, open government, and the First Amendment. Allison serves as a public member of the Administrative Conference of the United States and as a trustee of the D.C. Bar's Client Security Fund. She also teaches as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law School.
Biographies, 29 July 2014 [cached]
ALLISON M. ZIEVE is Director of Public Citizen Litigation Group and general counsel of Public Citizen, a non-profit membership organization devoted to research, advocacy, and education on a wide range of public health and consumer safety issues. Among other areas, her litigation practice includes food and drug law, open government, and access to courts issues. She has published articles on federal preemption of state law, tobacco regulation, and the Freedom of Information Act for publications such as Internal Medicine News, Regulatory Affairs Journal (UK), TRIAL Magazine, and various BNA legal publications. In addition, Ms. Zieve teaches a course on dietary supplement and food regulation at Georgetown University Law School. She also serves as a public member of the Administrative Conference of the United States, a trustee of the Client Security Fund of the District of Columbia Bar, and as a judge of the American Constitution Society's Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law. In addition, she serves on the Board of The Food and Drug Law Institute. Ms. Zieve graduated from Brown University and Yale Law School.
Board of Directors, 18 Oct 2014 [cached]
Allison Zieve
Director, Public Citizen Litigation Group
Allison M. Zieve, a ..., 7 Jan 2014 [cached]
Allison M. Zieve, a Washington, D.C. attorney with the non-profit consumer advocacy organization Public Citizen, argued on Riegel's behalf during oral argument. Approval by the FDA, she said, is no guarantee that devices are not problematic or dangerous. "After the company submits the application, the FDA evaluates it, based on information submitted, but it does no independent testing, no product development, no comparison with other products to see if this one is as good as or better than existing products, or even if it's the best that it can be," Zieve said. "Once on the market, a PMA device may prove to be unsafe, because very often problems and hazards come to light only after the device is in widespread use." But Zieve ran into trouble when Justice Antonin Scalia asked her if states were free to impose additional regulations on drugs and devices. "If there is not a specific federal requirement that is the counterpart to a state requirement, there is no preemption," Zieve said.
Zieve replied: "If the device is reasonably safe and effective, then the company is just not going to stop marketing it because of tort suits." Scalia said jurors may not be in the best position to set standards for medical device safety. "It is not as though some expert agency of the state has conducted a very scientific inquiry and decided that there's something safer than what the FDA approved," he said.
"You can't have that person who ..., 14 Oct 2014 [cached]
"You can't have that person who has ALS, who was in the NFL for more than five years, or who is older, be the representative for people who have CTE, or were in the NFL for two years, or are battling much less or nothing," said Allison Zieve, director of Public Citizen's litigation group.
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