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 corporate board member of Mammoth HR. 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 also previously served as clerk to the Hon. Mark B. Simons of the California Court of Appeal (First District). When handling a case on appeal, she understands the importance of selecting the right arguments and framing the issues in a way that will resonate and succeed with an appellate court.

Carly’s experience includes:

  • Representing real estate developer through four week jury trial in San Francisco Superior Court, involving claims of rescission, breach of contract, and fraud.
  • Successfully obtaining writ relief to overturn summary adjudication in a real estate dispute.
  • 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 breach of contract dispute.
  • 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.

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

Distinctions

  • Benchmark Litigation "40 & Under Hotlist" (2017-2019)
  • Northern California Rising Stars by Super Lawyers (2012-2020)
  • The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Real Estate Law (2020-2021)

Memberships and Affiliations

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

Firm Highlights

Event

BASF Political Speech in the Workplace

Holly Sutton is a featured panelist at the BASF Labor and Employment Section of the Barristers Club live webinar, "Political Speech in the Workplace." Details: Although the 2020 election cycle has ended, employees and...

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The Advocates’ Society Spring Symposium: The Advocate Making a Difference

Douglas Young is the keynote speaker at The Advocates’ Society Spring Symposium: The Advocate Making a Difference on April 28. The Advocates' Society and the American College of Trial Lawyers invite you to attend the...

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New Restrictions on Sales and Delivery of E-Cigarettes and Vaping Products

The Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act substantially and materially alters how companies sell and ship e-cigarettes and tobacco and cannabis vaping products and components.  The act was signed into law on...

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Farella Advises MedMen to Win San Francisco Cannabis Retail Store Approval

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel provided national premium cannabis retailer MedMen Enterprises Inc.  with land use and permitting advice to win approval to open a new retail store on Union Street...

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New Proposition 65 Warning Requirements for Cannabis and Hemp-Derived Products

Donald Sobelman and Wendy Hernandez discuss "New Proposition 65 Warning Requirements for Cannabis and Hemp-Derived Products." Proposition 65 requires “clear and reasonable” warnings in California for products containing chemicals on the State’s list of...

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Law Updates for California Employers: COVID Sick Leave Obligations, Meal-Period Rules, COBRA Benefits

New legislation and a recent court decision have significant implications for California employers. Certain California employers must now provide supplemental paid sick leave to employees who miss work for specified reasons related to the...

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PSDcast – Is Energy Companies' Customer Data a Trade Secret?

We often focus on the privacy issues involved in data collection – and they are critically important – while neglecting the idea of data as a tangible and valuable resource (and how to protect...

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Monticello - Member Profile: Richard "Dick" Shapiro

Dick Shapiro was profiled in the April 2021 issue of Monticello , the quarterly journal of the Jefferson Society. Read the profile, here on pages 18-19.

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North Coast Cannabis Industry Conference 2021

Join us for the 2021 North Coast Cannabis Industry Conference featuring leading cannabis industry experts. This live webinar will explore new opportunities and challenges to the medical, recreational, and related cannabis businesses North of the...

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Employers Deal With Workers’ Lost Vaccination Cards

Holly Sutton was interviewed by SHRM for the article, "Employers Deal With Workers’ Lost Vaccination Cards." Read the article here .

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