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 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.
Lauren Schweitzer is an intellectual property litigation partner in the Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Lauren concentrates her practice on copyright, trademark, internet, and advertising litigation. Lauren has experience with various stages of litigation, including fact discovery, motion practice, trial, and appeal. She is also active in pro bono matters.