MCLE Speaker Spotlight: Alison BuchananStaff
03/14/2023 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. “Ethical Issues with Virtual Remote Work” presented by Alison Buchanan via Zoom.
Alison Buchanan is a shareholder with Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel, Inc., in San Jose, California, where she serves as the firm’s General Counsel and chairs the firm’s Business Litigation Practice Group.
Alison focuses her practice on business litigation, professional liability, and legal ethics. She has tried business litigation, legal malpractice defense, and employment discrimination cases to verdict.
Alison is a Certified Specialist in Legal Malpractice Law, as certified by the State Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization. She is a founding member of the Ethics Committee for the California Lawyers Association, and is the current Chair. From 2011 to 2014, Alison served a three-year appointment to the California State Bar’s Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct (COPRAC). She previously served a four-year appointment to the State Bar’s Legal Malpractice Law Advisory Commission.
Alison is a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association and previously chaired its Professionalism Committee. For ten years, Alison taught Professional Responsibility at Lincoln Law School in San Jose. Alison regularly speaks throughout the state on issues of attorney ethics and professional liability. She has been named a Northern California Super Lawyer from 2013 through 2021. Alison earned her law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law (Illinois Institute of Technology), with honors, in 2001.
In addition to her law-related endeavors, Alison proudly serves on the Board of Directors for the Humane Society Silicon Valley.