Ms Allison Buchner > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > Los Angeles, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
United States


Allison Buchner is a litigation and intellectual property partner whose practice includes unfair competition, false advertising, trademark, copyright, trade secrets and patent matters before federal and state courts nationwide. Allison has represented clients in litigation brought by consumers, competitors, and regulators. She has provided advice regarding intellectual property and advertising best practices to companies in a variety of industries, including computer hardware and software, media and television, food manufacturers and distributors, personal care and consumer goods, medical devices, apparel manufacturers, and ecommerce. She has also advised internet-based businesses on myriad issues, including consumer protection laws, intellectual property issues, and data privacy/security.

Allison also served as the General Counsel for Dollar Shave Club, where she was responsible for managing the company’s legal, regulatory and compliance functions across all substantive areas. During that time, she helped lead the company through its acquisition by Unilever. She brings her experience as a General Counsel to her law firm practice, offering pragmatic, strategic, and business-minded approaches to legal issues and finding creative solutions to balance the need for compliance and risk management against her clients’ business goals.

In 2016, Allison was included in the Los Angeles Business Journal as a “Rising Star” in the in-house counsel category and she was nominated again in 2018 as a “Leader in the Law” amongst in-house lawyers. In 2018, she was appointed by the Mayor as a Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles’s Innovation and Performance Commission. Finally, Allison serves on the Boards of Directors for two non-profit organizations: the Disability Rights Legal Center and WishForward.

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United States > Intellectual property > Trademarks: litigation

Led in New York by intellectual property litigation authority Dale Cendali, the team at Kirkland & Ellis LLP acts in high-stakes trademark disputes on behalf of internationally recognized brands including Delta Air Lines and Epic Games. In Los Angeles, Diana Torres represents consumer product manufacturers, fitness service providers and media companies, and Allison Buchner litigates for companies against regulators, competitors and consumers. In New York, further support is provided by Claudia Ray, who specializes in unfair competition claims for clients in tech, aviation, financial services and entertainment, and Shanti Sadtler Conway, who, in addition to appearing high-profile court actions, provides IP counselling for non-profits and low-income individuals.