Alison Chase is a committed legal advocate. Alison practices in Keller Rohrback’s nationally recognized Complex Litigation Group. Her broad litigation experience includes white collar criminal defense, complex commercial litigation, international commercial arbitration, and international litigation. Alison’s diverse experience and interests enable her to advise and guide clients through a wide variety of complex litigation.
Alison is currently part of the litigation team representing several of the Federal Home Loan Banks in mortgage-backed securities litigation. Alison also maintains an active practice in the appellate arena, representing a class of sitting judges as well as the Republic of the Marshall Islands, while also representing private entities in a wide variety of commercial litigation.
Prior to joining the firm, Alison practiced with Irell & Manella in Los Angeles and O’Melveny & Myers in San Francisco. She also served as a clerk to the Honorable J. Clifford Wallace of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and the Honorable Valerie Baker Fairbank, U.S. District Judge for the Central District of California.
At home, Alison stays busy keeping up with her three rescue dogs.
Bar and Court Admissions
2004, United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
2007, United States District Court for the Central District of California
2010, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
2014, United States District Court for the Northern District of California
2016, United States District Court for the Southern District of California
Emory University – B.A., magna cum laude, 2000, Political Science and Philosophy, Phi Beta Kappa
Yale Law School – J.D., 2003; Editor, Yale Law Journal, Articles Editor, Yale Journal of International Law
Professional & Civic Involvement
California State Bar Association, Member
State Bar of Arizona, Member
Santa Barbara Lawyers Association, Member
Santa Barbara Women’s Lawyers Association, Member
California Women’s Lawyers Association, Member
Honors & Awards
Finalist, Morris Tyler Moot Court
Recipient, Gherini Prize for Outstanding Paper in International Law