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Alison P. Buchanan

Alison P. Buchanan

Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel

San Jose, CA, USA


Alison Buchanan is a Shareholder in the firm’s Silicon Valley office, where she focuses her practice on business litigation. Alison represents clients in complex business disputes, including contract, fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, and unfair competition claims. Alison is also a Certified Specialist in Legal Malpractice Law as certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Her additional experience in employment and real estate litigation makes her a valued resource for her clients. Alison is a sought-after speaker on attorney ethics.

Alison was named a “Northern California Super Lawyer” for 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013, as chosen by her peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics and San Francisco Magazine. She was named a Northern California "Rising Star" in 2012.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS
• Represents corporate clients with contract, fraud, misappropriation, and unfair business practice claims
• Represents law firms and lawyers defending allegations of professional malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty
• Represents lawyers in State Bar disciplinary proceedings
• Advises law firms and lawyers on ethics issues, such as conflicts, confidentiality, and fee disputes

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Alison is presently serving a four-year appointment as a Commissioner for the Legal Malpractice Law Advisory Commission of the State Bar of California's Board of Legal Specialization. From 2011 through 2014, Alison served a three-year appointment to the California State Bar’s Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct (COPRAC). She serves on the Executive Committee of The Bar Association of San Francisco’s Legal Malpractice Section. She is also a member of APRL (Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers).
 
EDUCATION
J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law (Illinois Institute of Technology), with honors
B.A., Criminology, Law & Society, University of California, Irvine
Alison P. Buchanan is associated with the following items:
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Intellectual Property Law Institute 2018, Monday, October 22, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Intellectual Property Law Institute 2018, Monday, October 22, 2018, San Francisco, CA
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