Areas of Practice
Alisa Givental is an Associate in Severson & Werson's San Francisco office, and practices with the firm’s Financial Institution Litigation group.
Ms. Givental graduated from UC Berkeley School of Law in 2010 and was admitted to practice law in California in November of 2010. While in law school Ms. Givental served as the production editor for Berkeley’s La Raza Law Journal, and a member of the Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law. She externed for magistrate Ronald L. Ellis of the Southern District of New York, and was a summer associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind and Wharton.
Ms. Givental received a BA in English Literature from UC Berkeley, and an MA from New York University. She speaks fluent Spanish and Russian.
Ms. Givental practices in the area of Financial Services Litigation.
Ms. Givental's specific experience includes:
Financial Institution Litigation: Representation of financial institutions, primarily mortgage lenders, auto finance companies, and loan servicers, in suits raising a variety of lender liability claims.
Business and Commercial Litigation: Prosecute and defend actions arising from complex business transactions, fiduciary relationships, partnerships, suretyships, employment termination, and business torts.
Class Actions: Representation of mortgage banking companies, auto finance companies, and financial institutions in class actions raising claims based on statutory violations, unfair business practices, breach of contract, and fraud.
Employment History: Joined Severson & Werson in 2010; Summer Associate, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, and Wharton, New York, 2009.
Education: B.A., English Literature, University of California, Berkeley (2002); M.A., Interdisciplinary Studies (Draper Program), emphasis in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, New York University (2005); J.D. University of California, Berkeley (2010).
Admitted to Practice: California, 2010
Professional Affiliations: Member, State Bar of California