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Alison E. Chase

Santa Barbara

801 Garden Street, Suite 301
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

P: 805.456.1496
F: 805.456.1497


Alison Chase is a committed legal advocate. Alison practices in Keller Rohrback’s nationally recognized Complex Litigation Group. Her broad litigation experience encompasses complex commercial litigation, consumer protection, and international commercial arbitration and 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 teams representing consumers affected by EpiPen price gouging and residents of the Porter Ranch community affected by the largest gas leak in U.S. history. She has a deep background in financial litigation and white-collar work, having represented several of the Federal Home Loan Banks in mortgage-backed securities litigation. Alison also maintains an active practice in the fields of appellate and international law, representing a class of sitting judges as well as the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

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 toddler and her rescue dog.

Bar and Court Admissions

2003, California

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

2011, Arizona

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

Publications & Presentations

Alison Chase, The Politics of Lending and Reform: The International Monetary Fund and the Nation of Egypt, Stanford Journal of International Law, Vol. 93 (2006).

Alison Chase, Legal Mechanisms of the International Community and the United States Concerning the State Sponsorship of Terrorism, Virginia Journal of International Law, Vol. 41 (2004).

Alison Chase, Book Review: The Invention of Peace, Yale Journal of International Law, Vol. 27 (2002).

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