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Alison B. Miller



Alison Miller focuses on complex commercial disputes involving subject matters such as securities, contract, corporate M&A, and antitrust. Alison brings significant experience litigating in the context of real-world, evolving business dynamics. She regularly handles disputes between companies and their private equity, hedge fund, and venture capital investors, disputes between potential transactional counterparties, and disputes between competitors. Alison also has a wealth of trial experience, having litigated multiple bench and jury trials in federal court and the Delaware Court of Chancery.

Alison maintains an active public interest-based practice. She has filed multiple amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court in support of certiorari, including in matters challenging Texas’ anti-abortion statute and seeking reversal of a capital conviction on grounds of juror racial basis. Alison also represented TIG Insurance Company against ExxonMobil in an appeal, and associated trial and Supreme Court certiorari proceedings, addressing various issues, including the fallout from a 2021 Wall Street Journal report exposing widespread financial conflicts among federal judges and focusing specifically on the ExxonMobil case.

Before joining Holwell Shuster & Goldberg, Alison was an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. Alison clerked for Judge Katherine B. Forrest of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and graduated from Georgetown University Law Center.

Alison is highly proficient in Spanish. She also serves on the New-York Historical Society’s Young Friends Advisory Committee.

Notable Cases

Notable Cases

  • Tetragon Financial Group in litigation against Ripple Labs Inc., a cryptocurrency company in which it had invested.
  • Puerto Rican loan servicer in multi-forum dispute against private investment fund partner involving breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets claims, among others.
  • Corporate law firm in multimillion-dollar client fee dispute arising from representation of client in $1 billion transaction.
  • Valassis, a MacAndrews & Forbes company, as plaintiff in litigation against News Corp. and its subsidiaries alleging federal and state antitrust violations, unfair competition, and tortious interference.
  • Telecommunications company in antitrust enforcement action brought by Federal Trade Commission.
  • Energy company in expedited Delaware M&A litigation.

News and Writings


  • “How to Protect Your IP During Fundraising so You Don’t Get Ripped Off,” TechCrunch+ (December 28, 2022)
  • “The Opening Statement: Charting a Path to Victory,” PLI Trial by Jury (2015) (co-authored with Judge Richard J. Sullivan and David R. Marriott)
  • Note, “Navigating the Disclosure Dilemma: Corporate Illegality and the Federal Securities Laws,” 102 Georgetown Law Journal 1648 (2014)
  • “Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, 50,” American Criminal Law Review 1077 (2013) (co-authored with American Criminal Law Review editors)
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  • Hon. Katherine B. Forrest, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2016 – 2017


Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., magna cum laude, 2014; Order of the Coif; CALI Comparative Law Award)

Dartmouth College (A.B., cum laude, 2010)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
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