Episode 29

Aug 29 / Jennifer Longnion

Meet Allison Buchner

Interview by Jennifer Longnion


August 29, 2021


In this episode...

Whip smart, tenacious, compassionate and resilient - that's how I describe this week's guest Allison Buchner. But what really matters is how this mom, wife, community leader and kick ass lawyer and IP expert describes herself. Allison's USD is a perfect triad of qualities: 1) the ability to make order out of chaos and thrive in it, 2) an incredible drive to win and succeed, and 3) solving problems for others so that they may have a better reality. This mix makes her a terrific lawyer and leader and an even better mom to her two girls. Allison wants her girls to know that having a great job and intensely pursuing success doesn't have to come at the expense of enjoying one's life and having fun. A great reminder for all of us. Please watch Allison's episode to learn about her daughter Sammie and her rare genetic disorder CACNA1A, and how her mom fights everyday for her to realize her dreams...to ride a unicorn and slide down a rainbow. Donate to CACNA1A Foundation (https://www.cacna1a.org/support).
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Allison Buchner
Allison Buchner is a litigation and intellectual property partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Los Angeles, 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. Allison also served as 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. In 2020, Allison was recognized in The Legal 500 United States for Media and Entertainment: Litigation. 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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