Biography

Carly O’Halloran Alameda represents clients in a variety of civil litigation and appellate matters with an emphasis on complex breach of contract claims, real property disputes, and California appeals. 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.

Carly's strategic and practical approach to litigation is influenced by her experience 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.

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

  • Achieving award on behalf of manufacturer in six week ICC arbitration related to failure of 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.
  • Successfully obtaining writ relief to overturn summary adjudication in a real estate dispute

Her practice includes both state and federal appellate work. She previously served as clerk to the Hon. Mark B. Simons of the California Court of Appeal (First District). While earning her B.S. at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Ms. Alameda was an NCAA Division I volleyball player.

Memberships and Affiliations

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

Firm Highlights

Publication

What California’s New Security Law Means to Your Business

Commonsense IoT security steps that startups and small business should consider to comply with California’s new law California recently enacted a new law, Senate Bill 327, that requires companies that make Internet of Things...

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Farella Braun + Martel Attorneys Named 2019 IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property

SAN FRANCISCO, May 21, 2019: Farella Braun + Martel’s James L. Day , Jeffrey M. Fisher , Eugene Mar , Stephanie P. Skaff and Roderick M. Thompson have been named IP Stars by Managing...

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The Legal 500 United States 2019 Recognizes Farella Braun + Martel Practices & Attorneys

The 2019 edition of Legal 500 United States recognized Farella Braun + Martel among the top firms in the Construction, Land Use/Zoning, and Not-for-Profit practice areas. Recognized attorneys include: Construction Adam Dawson CJ Higley...

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Legal Ins and Outs of 'Opportunity Zones' — So Far

A new tax incentive intended to stimulate investment in low-income communities known as opportunity zones has attracted significant attention from investors, developers, and business owners since its enactment under Section 1400Z-2 of the Internal...

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Former City of Napa Planner Rick Tooker Joins Farella Braun + Martel

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Event

Bay Area Opportunity Zones 2.0

On the heels of recently released regulation by the US government, we dive back into the state of OZs in the Bay Area. What You'll Learn What are the most important takeaways from the...

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Women in Cleantech & Sustainability

Lysondra Ludwig will speak at the WCS Talks - a full day TED-Style event and startup pitch competition hosted by Google.

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Cannabis and Employment Law

Rebecca Stephens will present the session "Cannabis and Employment Law" at the Network of Trial Law Firms' Litigation Management in a New York Minute – 2019 Edition event. Overview:  Medical marijuana is now legal in 33...

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Are You Background Checking Your Contractors? If So, Exercise Caution.

Employers who use background checks in their hiring processes are likely aware of the various requirements under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and analogous state statutes. They must provide clear disclosures and obtain...

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