As a business litigator, Carly O’Halloran Alameda focuses her practice on a variety of cases, including breach of contract claims, trade secret theft, breach of duty claims, real estate disputes, fraud and unfair practices allegations, insurance coverage litigation, and consumer class actions. Her practice includes representing clients in California state and federal courts, as well as in alternative dispute resolution processes. She is a member of Farella’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Group and regularly speaks about and publishes articles regarding cybersecurity.
Ms. Alameda’s practical approach to litigation is influenced by her service as a board member of Mammoth HR, a for-profit consulting business that advises companies on human resources compliance and employee management issues. Beyond simply litigating a dispute, she strives to understand how a case fits into any client’s overall business strategy so that she can help achieve a favorable result, efficiently and effectively.
Ms. Alameda represents companies from numerous industries, including consumer products, wine and food, real estate and construction, energy, software and technology, and financial services. Her clients also include entrepreneurs and family-owned businesses.
Ms. Alameda’s practice also includes both state and federal appellate work. She served as a clerk to the Hon. Mark B. Simons of the California Court of Appeal (First District) upon graduating law school.
Most recently, Ms. Alameda’s experience includes:
- Defeating certification in a nationwide class action, as part of a team representing a consumer products company that faced damage claims of more than $50 million.
- Winning an arbitration award, as part of a trial team in a case involving disputed purchase options and a multimillion-dollar real property transaction.
- Securing a favorable and precedent-setting district court order under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
- Successfully obtaining writ relief to overturn a previous summary decision in a real estate dispute.
Ms. Alameda is a founding member of WISE, a professional organization dedicated to supporting the advancement of women in the legal profession. She has been a member of the McFetridge American Inn of Court, the Association of Business Trial Lawyer’s Leadership Development Committee, and the ABA Woman Advocate Committee. While earning her B.S. at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Ms. Alameda was an NCAA Division I volleyball player.
Ms. Alameda has been named to the list of Northern California Rising Stars by Super Lawyers from 2012-2016.