Practice Areas

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Class and Collective Action
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Securities Litigation



UCLA School of Law

  • J.D. 2009
  • UCLA Law Review, Symposium Editor

Harvard University

  • A.B. Government 2004

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of California

  • Supreme Court of Ohio

Allison B. Holcombe

Allison Holcombe has a diverse practice focusing on complex, high-stakes litigation.  She has represented clients ranging from large, multinational corporations to individual investors and business owners.  These clients have come from a variety of industries including finance, media, fashion, entertainment, consumer products, and pharmaceuticals.  Allison has successfully litigated disputes involving class actions, contract claims, business torts, shareholder derivative actions, securities fraud, unfair competition, employment claims, and investigations.

Allison also maintains a vibrant pro bono practice and has been a dedicated advocate for foster youth and disability access.

Prior to starting at KCO, Allison was a senior associate at Skadden, Arps, Meagher & Flom LLP in their Los Angeles office.  Before entering the law, Allison was a management consultant at Bain & Co., providing strategic advice to clients in the finance, pharmaceutical, and consumer products industries.

  • Defended mobile gaming app developer in purported class action alleging violations of children’s privacy based on the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.
  • Defended major automotive companyin economic loss class actions and bellwether trials in California state and federal courts brought by individuals who allegedly suffered economic loss and personal injuries due to purported defects;
  • Defended energy company in class action litigation filed in Ohio state courts concerning tax forms provided to shareholders;
  • Defended bank in class action litigation in California federal court concerning tax forms provided to mortgage customers;
  • Defended prominent home mortgage lender and obtained a highly favorable jury verdict against allegations of discrimination in mortgage rates. The case was the first class action ever tried to verdict under California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act.
  • Defended private social club in wrongful termination and wage and hour class action;
  • Defended investment bankin a federal trial involving an alleged $2 billion residential mortgage-backed securities breach-of-contract claim;
  • Represented investment group in securities fraud litigation regarding the restructuring of sandwich chain;
  • Defended REIT in multiple arbitrations and California and Delaware state court actions brought by limited partners alleging breaches of fiduciary duty based on a number of mergers;
  • Represented former head of feature film production company in breach of fiduciary duty arbitration related to sale of company;
  • Represented multi-level marketing clientin arbitration proceedings regarding allegations of breach of fiduciary duty and violations of profit-sharing provisions of joint venture agreement;
  • Defended major media company in breach of contract arbitration related to joint venture in search engine space;
  • Represented foster youth in action against school district in a matter of first impression on the intersection of state and federal education laws. Resulted in a published Ninth Circuit decision.
  • Represented prisoner alleging Section 1983 claims before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, obtaining partial reversal of trial verdict.