Kristin L. Holland

Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing Lawyers

Stockholder / Director

Oahu (Honolulu) 1001 Bishop Street, Suite 1800
Honolulu, HI 96813

About Kristin

Kristin L. Holland litigates commercial, real estate, civil rights, class action and intellectual property matters. She develops efficient and intelligent strategies to win cases and resolve disputes for her clients. Her clients have included numerous private and public corporations, media companies, lenders, real estate investment trusts (REITs), and a variety of rights holders, from social media websites to film studios to clothing retailers.

Holland has litigated copyright, trademark, trade secret, advertising, defamation and false light claims for media companies throughout the U.S. She regularly handles idea theft disputes for major media companies as well as trademark litigation related to the titles of television series and has successfully defeated demands for temporary restraining orders. She has also litigated numerous copyright infringement cases related to fabric patterns, including through summary judgment and appeal and one through a jury trial on liability issues.

Holland has handled class actions involving sweeps of the homeless by the City and County of Honolulu, deprivation of special education services by the Department of Education and coverage for Applied Behavioral Analysis treatment under Medicaid for children with autism. In California, she litigated class actions involving closed-captioning on DVDs, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, representations to consumers by an online travel company, California’s Unfair Competition statutes, student admissions at for-profit universities, and tenant complaints related to condominium conversion projects. She has also litigated securities fraud matters related to alleged misrepresentations in investment materials.

In the real estate field, Holland has litigated a wide range of cases from inception through arbitration, trial and appeal, including bankruptcy issues, disputes between brokers, franchisor/franchisee issues, construction defect, mass excavation and grading disputes, landslide issues, disputes regarding purchaser deposits, bond issues, alleged mishandling of escrow funds, dissolution of real estate partnerships, foreclosure and deed-in-lieu disputes, guarantor claims and lender liability issues. She obtained a $40,000,000 judgment against a guarantor developer which had defaulted on a loan related to a 400+ unit condominium conversion project in Northern California. She has also secured full victories for clients at bench and jury trials and through binding arbitration, including awards of costs and attorneys fees.

Prior to joining AHFI, she was a partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP in Los Angeles. She graduated from U.C. Berkeley, with a degree in Political Science, and from UCLA Law, where she was on the Moot Court Board and an editor of the Journal of Environmental Law and Policy. She has been on the boards of the Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel, the Center for Law in the Public Interest, the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, the West Coast Executive Board of the Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Alliance and was National Chair of Katten’s Women’s Leadership Committee. She was a also a judicial extern for Hon. Alan M. Ahart, United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California.

Holland has also served as Vice Chair of the ABA Business Law Litigation­­ – Intellectual Property Subsection, is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and has been a member of the Litigation Committee of the Media Law Resource Center. She has been recognized by Super Lawyers in California and Hawai`i. She is also a frequent speaker and contributor on litigation practice and intellectual property issues.

She currently serves on the Board of Honolulu Habitat for Humanity and is a foster volunteer for the Hawai`i Humane Society. She and her husband live in Kailua.

Awards and Recognition

Practice Areas

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Additional Information

Representative Cases
  • L.A. Printex Industries, Inc. v. Aéropostale, Inc., 676 F.3d 841 (9th Cir. 2012)
  • L.A. Printex Industries, Inc. v. William Carter Co., 95 U.S.P.Q.2d 1550 (C.D. Cal. 2010)
  • E! Entertainment Television, Inc., v. Entertainment One GP Ltd., 363 Fed. Appx. 510, 2010 WL 331505 (9th Cir. 2010)
  • Facebook Inc. v. Various Inc., 99 U.S.P.Q.2d 1300 (N.D. Cal 2011)
  • Roxbury Entertainment v. Penthouse Media Group, Inc., 669 F.Supp.2d 1170, 92 U.S.P.Q.2d 1760 (C.D.Cal. 20090)
  • Roxbury Entertainment v. Penthouse Media Group, Inc., 91 U.S.P.Q.2d 1173 (C.D.Cal. 20090)
Admitted to Practice
  • Hawai`i
  • California
  • U.S. District Court, District of Hawai’i
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • The State Bar of California
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
    • Vice Chair, Business Law Litigation –  Intellectual Property Subsection
  • UC Berkeley Alumni Association
  • Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Alliance
    • West Coast Executive Board (2010-2014)
  • Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel
    • Litigation Section, past co-chair
  • Ms. JD
    • Writer in Residence (2014)
Awards and Recognition
  • Litigation Counsel of America (LCA)
    • Fellow (2010-present)
  • Super Lawyers (2012-2014)
    • Southern California Rising Star (2006-2008, 2010-2011)
  • Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel
    • Founder’s Award (2010)
  • Lawdragon
    • Finalist (2005)
Publications and Presentations
  • “The Transactional In-House Lawyer’s Guide to Copyright Infringement Litigation,” IP Litigator, Vol. 20, No. 1 (January/February 2014)
  • Speaker: “Copyright Law and Your Electronic Media Career,” National Broadcasting Society – Alpha Epsilon Rho Annual Convention, Burbank, CA (March 2014)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (J.D.)
  • University of California, Berkeley (B.A., Political Science, with Distinction & Honors)
Past Positions
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Los Angeles, CA
    • Partner (from 2005) (1997-2014)
  • Brown Winfield & Canzoneri, Los Angeles, CA
    • Associate (1996-1997)
  • The Honorable Alan Ahart, United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District California
    • Judicial Extern (1995)