Alison E. Chase

Santa Barbara

801 Garden Street, Suite 301
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Alison is a partner in Keller Rohrback’s nationally-recognized Complex Litigation Group and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. 

Alison’s practice emphasizes cutting-edge complex litigation and she has been appointed to leadership positions by several state and federal courts. Alison is deeply committed to civility, teamwork, and working cooperatively with opposing counsel, having clerked for Judge J. Clifford Wallace of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge Valerie Baker Fairbank of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. 

Antitrust Litigation: Alison represented health plan payors and consumers affected by EpiPen price gouging, for which she and the team were honored by the American Antitrust Institute with an Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Private Practice Award in 2022. In her antitrust practice, Alison currently represents insurers, payors, and consumers in other high-stakes pharmaceutical industry litigation relating to the pricing of prescription drugs, including actions arising from alleged pay-for-delay agreements, product hop schemes, and other anticompetitive conduct. 

Financial Industries: Alison also has a deep background in financial industry litigation, including representation of several Federal Home Loan Banks in mortgage-backed securities litigation that resulted in the recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars for the firm’s clients. She has also been appointed class counsel in litigation relating to novel FinTech and in other ongoing financial industry litigation.

Consumer and Environmental Protection: Alison was appointed settlement class counsel in litigation arising from the largest natural gas leak in U.S. history, In re Southern California Gas Leak Cases. Similarly, Alison has represented property owners, businesses, and other victims of the 2015 Santa Barbara Oil Spill in seeking redress for their injuries. 

International Law and Appellate Work: Alison represented a class of the sitting judges of the State of Arizona in constitutional litigation that was resolved in her clients’ favor by the Arizona Supreme Court. Alison was also a member of the legal team nominated for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize for representing the Republic of the Marshall Islands before the International Court of Justice. 

As a single mom, Alison cares deeply about protecting children, families, and opportunities for all. 


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