Allison M. Bortner


  • Allison M. Bortner
  • Phone: +1 410 949 2944

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    100 International Drive, Suite 700
    Baltimore, MD 21202-5184

Allison M. Bortner maintains a national litigation  practice representing clients in complex commercial disputes. Ms. Bortner regularly represents creditors, CMBS servicers and other CMBS industry participants defending against lender liability claims, and counsels clients in other loan enforcement activities. Ms. Bortner also represents clients in various industries in employment-related disputes, including breach of contract, non-compete, trade secret and claims for injunctive relief. Ms. Bortner's employment experience also includes complex research and analysis with regard to various federal, state and local employment laws and counseling employers concerning disciplinary action, family and medical leave laws, disability accommodation laws, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, termination, competition and other business-related torts.

Ms. Bortner previously served as law clerk to the Hon. Kim R. Gibson of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Ms. Bortner is a 2014 graduate, with high honors, of Emory University School of Law, where she was executive notes and comments editor of the Emory Law Journal and elected to the Order of the Coif. She is a cum laude graduate of Denison University.


  • Maryland
  • New York


  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., with high honors, 2014
    - Executive Notes & Comments Editor, Emory Law Journal
    - Order of the Coif
  • Denison University, B.A., cum laude, 2011


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Associate, 2019-present

  • Kramon & Graham PA
    - Associate, 2016-2019

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
    - Law Clerk to the Hon. Kim R. Gibson, 2015-2016

  • Allen & Overy LLP
    - Associate, 2014-2015

Honors and Awards

  • Named to Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch," 2022-2024
  • Named to Living Classrooms Foundation’s Rising Stars, 2023
  • Recipient of 15th Annual Duane Morris Pro Bono Award, 2021
  • Listed in Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Selected Publications