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Alison Whalen Attorney and Civic Leader

Alison was first introduced to HOLA as a board member of the Everychild Foundation, one of HOLA’s major funders, and subsequently assisted HOLA in coordinating and implementing Everychild’s million-dollar grant during the building of the Lafayette Park Recreation Center.  Currently a non-practicing attorney, Alison was previously a partner at the law firm of Irell & Manella  LLP, which covers a broad base of legal practice areas to include entertainment litigation, where her practice included public and private financings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate counseling  in bankruptcy reorganizations, and general tax and business law.  She is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and Pomona College. Alison is married to Steven A. Marenberg, a partner in the Los Angeles office of Irell & Manella LLP, and they have three children together.

Through her work with the Everychild Foundation, Alison has shown a strong passion for making a serious difference in the lives of children in need.

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