Allison Kernisky is a Miami litigation attorney and focuses on securities litigation, with an emphasis on SEC and FINRA enforcement matters. In her practice, Ms. Kernisky routinely defends corporate clients, corporate directors and officers, broker-dealer firms, registered investment advisers and their associated registered persons, mutual funds and hedge funds in SEC and FINRA matters, securities class actions, shareholder derivative lawsuits, merger litigation and FINRA arbitration claims. She also handles consumer fraud and other complex business litigation. Ms. Kernisky has experience in federal and state court litigation, internal investigations and regulatory investigations, including investigations arising under the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act and other consumer statutes.

Ms. Kernisky is a member of the firm's National Electronic Data Discovery Team. She has extensive experience in the e-discovery, forensic and document retention areas. 

In addition, Ms. Kernisky serves on the Public and Charitable Services Committee for the firm's Miami office and, on a pro bono basis, has assisted several nonprofit clients with obtaining or re-obtaining tax exempt status as 501(c) organizations with the Internal Revenue Service. She is the former Chair of the Community Giving Subcommittee of Legal Services of Greater Miami (LSGMI), and has initiated two pro bono projects within the firm to assist LSGMI with its Social Security disability appeals and its fair housing clients.

While in law school, Ms. Kernisky was Articles & Comments Editor for the University of Miami Law Review.



  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Maryland, B.A., English Literature
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • All State Courts in Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United Way Volunteer Impact Council for Early Childhood Education
Honors & Awards
  • Dean's Certificate of Achievement in the Elements of Law Course, 2002 
  • Walker Digital Legal Assistant Scholarship, 2000


Speaking Engagements