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Alison “Ali” T. Holdway is a member of the Litigation Practice in Greenberg Traurig's Boston office. She represents clients in all phases of litigation, from early-stage investigations through appeals. She specializes in complex commercial litigation and white collar defense, including DOJ and SEC investigations, state prosecutions, and internal investigations. Ali has experience litigating False Claims Act, civil rights, wrongful death, cybersecurity, medical device products liability, breach of contract, unfair or deceptive business practices, patent infringement, and general commercial cases, including class action defense. In addition, Ali has considerable legal writing experience and drafts complex pleadings, motions, memoranda, and appellate briefs.

Prior to joining the firm, Ali served as a law clerk for the Honorable Mark G. Mastroianni in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. She also previously worked for a Boston-based law firm where she represented clients before state and federal courts.



  • Represented client in related DOJ, SEC, and congressional investigations.
  • Represent undocumented minors in immigration and ancillary proceedings before the Immigration Court, state courts with jurisdiction over juveniles, and USCIS.
  • Represented clients in a DOJ criminal investigation, related SEC investigation, and resulting False Claims Act litigation.°
  • Represented pro bono client as an intervenor in eviction case before Housing Court, Appeals Court, and Supreme Judicial Court, which ruled in client’s favor and remanded case for trial.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Holdway prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, 2014-2015
    • Special Prosecutor, 2014-2015
    • Legal Fellow, Appeals Division, 2014
  • Legal Intern, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, Criminal Division, 2014
  • Law Intern, New York County District Attorney’s Office (Trial Bureau 50), 2012

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Commercial Litigation, 2022
  • Member, Boston Bar Association, 2014-2018, 2020-Present
  • Member, Lawyers Have Heart Captains Committee, 2017-2018


  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2014
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Colgate University, 2009
  • Hon. Mark Mastroianni, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2018-2019
  • Massachusetts
  • Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit