Allison S. Cook

Of Counsel

171 17th Street NW
Suite 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30363


Ali is of counsel in the Corporate & Finance and Technology practices and a member of the Payment Systems industry team.

Ali focuses her practice on negotiating complex tech and payment systems transactions. She represents clients in industries related to technology, services, and payment processing in a wide range of corporate transactional matters, including technology licensing, SaaS, strategic transactions, commercial contract negotiation, corporate governance, and mergers & acquisitions.

Prior to joining AGG, Ali served as chief counsel for a global financial technology company, advising the payment processing business with respect to all aspects of its legal needs. She is deeply experienced in handling merchant agreements, vendor relationships/procurement, complex partnering relationships, sponsor bank issues, ISO/agent agreements, card brand matters, and regulatory issues. Additionally, Ali served as corporate counsel for a market leader in the travel industry, overseeing domestic and international mergers & acquisitions and other investment transactions. She also managed a wide variety of corporate and commercial legal matters involving the drafting and negotiating of agreements for the provision of services and technology licensing, as well as privacy, anti-corruption, sanctions, and other compliance issues.

Leveraging her combined in-house and law firm experience, Ali strategically collaborates with senior business leaders to proactively develop plans to address significant areas of risk across a spectrum of key relationships.

Ali holds the Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (“CIPP/US”) accreditation from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (“IAPP”). The CIPP/US is the global industry standard for professionals in the field of privacy, demonstrating a mastery of data privacy laws and practices, including jurisdictional laws, regulations and enforcement models, and legal requirements for handling and transferring data.


  • Georgia State University College of Law, Juris Doctor,
    cum laude
  • Southern Methodist University, Bachelor of Science – Economics With Finance Applications
  • State of Georgia
    • State Bar of Georgia


  • CIPP/US, 2021

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