Alanna Clair

Alanna Clair is an associate in the Washington, DC office of McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (MLA). She is a member of the Litigation Team, where her focus is professional liability and law firm defense, commercial litigation, insurance defense, and trademark matters. She has experience in complex litigation, including extensive motions practice, trial preparation and depositions, and appellate briefing.

Alanna writes and lectures regularly on issues of lawyer liability, legal malpractice defense, and ethics. She is the co-author of The Lawyer’s Handbook: Ethics Compliance and Claim Avoidance, a legal treatise published by American Lawyer Media that provides practitioners with tools to ensure attorney compliance with ethics rules while minimizing the risks of legal malpractice claims. Alanna also contributed to the representations that led MLA's insurance department to be named the Insurance Litigation Department of the Year for 2012 by the Daily Report.

In addition to the above, Alanna is committed to pro bono and serving the community. Her pro bono efforts often focus on appellate, criminal, and benefits issues. She has been recognized by the D.C. bar as a member of the Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll multiple times, as well as by MLA as a Gold Medallion Recipient for over 100 hours of annual pro bono work (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013) and as a Bronze Medallion Recipient for over 50 hours of annual pro bono work (2012). She was also appointed to the D.C. Bar Foundation’s Young Lawyers Network in 2013 for a two-year term.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Appellate, 3) Business Disputes / Commercial, 4) Insurance Litigation, 5) Law Firm Defense and Risk Management, 6) Insurance, 7) Intellectual Property & Technology and 8) Trademarks
Law School University of Michigan Law School, (J.D., 2008)
Education Wellesley College, honors in Classical Civilization, (B.A., 2005)
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia State Bar Association
Most recent firm McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
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