Carly O. Alameda

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Carly O’Halloran Alameda represents clients in a variety of business litigation matters, with an emphasis on complex breach of contract and business tort claims and real property disputes. Her practice includes representing clients in California state and federal courts, as well as in alternative dispute resolution processes, including AAA, JAMS, and ICC arbitrations.

Ms. Alameda’s strategic and practical approach to litigation is influenced by her role as a board member of Mammoth HR, an HR consulting company. Beyond simply litigating a case, she understands how a dispute fits into a client’s business strategy so that she can effectively achieve the most favorable result.

Ms. Alameda represents companies from a variety of industries, including consumer products, energy, wine and food, cannabis, software and technology, and construction. Her litigation experience includes:

  • Achieving award on behalf of manufacturer in six week ICC arbitration related to failure of critical components in a nuclear power plant, in which the contractual limitations of liability were successfully enforced, the opposing party’s damages claims in excess of $7 billion were rejected, and our client was granted a fee and cost award as the “prevailing party” of over $58 million
  • Obtaining a multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of a solar company days before the AAA arbitration hearing began, in a dispute regarding improper installation of solar farm equipment
  • Winning an arbitration award, as part of a trial team in a case involving disputed purchase options and a multimillion-dollar real property transaction
  • Successfully resolving a significant dispute regarding a party’s right to indemnification that turned on a gross negligence exception
  • Defeating certification in a nationwide class action for a consumer products company that faced damage claims of more than $50 million

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.

Ms. Alameda is a founding member of WISE, a collaboration between in-house counsel and law firm partners to promote the advancement of women in the legal profession. She co-authored a series of articles focused on corporate board service, published as an e-book. She is also on the board of Berkeley Law’s Alumni Association and has been a member of the McFetridge American Inn of Court, and the Association of Business Trial Lawyer’s Leadership Development Committee. She has been named to Benchmark Litigation’s 40 & Under Hotlist (2017-2018) and to the list of Northern California Rising Stars by Super Lawyers (2012-2018).

While earning her B.S. at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Ms. Alameda was an NCAA Division I volleyball player.


  • Founding Member, WISE (Women In-house Support Equality)
  • Board of Directors, Mammoth HR
  • Board of Directors, Boalt Hall Alumni Association
  • Member, Advisory Board,  East Bay Community Law Center
  • Former Member, McFetridge American Inn of Court
  • Former Member, The Association  of Business Trial Lawyer’s Leadership Development Committee
  • Former Member, The ABA Woman Advocate Committee