Regional counsel (Northeast and Latin America)
Allison Tomlinson is lead counsel in the Northeast region and Latin America at architecture, design, planning and consulting firm Gensler, where she provides legal support to offices in Mexico, Brazil and Costa Rica as well as five offices in the US and Canada. Tomlinson handles everything from litigation to human resources and employment issues and is, says one nominator, ‘a good example of a modern corporate counsel; [she has] the ability to cover a lot of things at once without ever dropping the ball and, just as important, never losing sight of her company’s objectives’. Her responsibilities also include providing legal oversight to Gensler’s global technical leadership committee and product design groups, and training staff across the organisation on risk and compliance matters. Before she joined Gensler in 2009 she was assistant general counsel at multinational engineering firm Parsons Brinckerhoff. She has been a board member of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Greater New York Chapter since 2013.