Ali has more than a decade of experience handling complex commercial cases and financial services litigation. She represents clients ranging from individuals to manufacturers, financial services providers, and large financial institutions. She successfully advocates for her clients at all stages of litigation, depending on their goals, by obtaining awards, dismissals and beneficial settlements.
Her cases include nationwide consumer class actions brought on behalf of millions of plaintiffs as well as statewide cases alleging unfair competition, fraud, and violation of various consumer protection statutes. Ali has significant experience with the Uniform Commercial Code, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, mortgage and auto finance matters. Ali also has experience with AAA arbitrations, including a recent award on behalf of her client in a matter involving complex construction where she identified critical evidence which supported her client’s fraud claim.
Ali has also been actively involved in understanding and preparing for the roll out of California’s Consumer Privacy Act which took effect January 1, 2020. She regularly advises clients regarding compliance with the statute and privacy issues. She is a member of the firm’s Data Privacy & Security Group and a registered member of the IAPP.
Ali also assists clients in trust and estate litigation matters involving undue influence allegations, accounting disputes, life estate valuations, inter-family disputes over distribution of assets, and special trustee’s fiduciary duties in administering family trusts.
Additionally, Ali has significant pro bono experience litigating asylum and prisoner right’s cases.
Represented Fortune 100 manufacturing company in a breach of contract matter involving the company’s software platform.
Represented company in fraud-related construction matter securing significant award in arbitration.
Defended major national banks in multidistrict class action litigation and individual class actions while navigating regulatory implications.
Successfully handle trust and estate litigation matters involving undue influence allegations, accounting disputes, and claims concerning a corporate trustee’s fiduciary duties.
Defended major national banks in litigation triggering Articles 3 and 4 of the Commercial Code, including customer obligations, unauthorized signatures, know your customer requirements, electronic funds transfers and applicable federal preemption.
Successful representation of clients through trial.
President, San Francisco Bank Attorneys Association, 2022
Named to "Top Women Lawyers," California, Daily Journal, 2021
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