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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Law
    • A.B., Duke University
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
    • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Trial.  Litigation.  Arbitration.  Alan Breckenridge knows these are three words clients don't like to hear. Admittedly, each of those processes is painful in many ways: expense, mental energy and distraction from what truly matters – the client’s core business. Alan’s talent is minimizing the agony of litigation by giving honest advice as to the costs and benefits, providing creative solutions tailored to a client’s individual circumstances, and pursuing that solution in best interests of the client. He has done this for a wide variety of clients in a wide variety of circumstances:

  • National coordinating/trial counsel for manufacturers pertaining to allegations of product liability
  • National counsel for various companies with respect to a variety of contract/business disputes
  • Arbitration counsel for clients relating to pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) disputes
  • Insurance recovery counsel seeking reimbursement for damages or expenses from insurance companies
  • Regional counsel for several Fortune 500 companies pertaining to allegations of injuries caused by goods
  • Counsel with respect to international/cross-border disputes

Alan believes that sometimes, the best of course of action is go on the offensive – but not be offensive. He has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of business clients.

  • Prevailed in a week-long arbitration recovering several millions of dollars on behalf of client.
  • Acted as national trial counsel for more than 10 years with respect to a series of products liability claims, including national and local strategy for responding to claims, recovery from co-defendants and insurers, hiring and firing local counsel, and trying claims when necessary.
  • Prevailed in an arbitration proceeding including proving perjury by an employee of the opposing party.
  • Recovery of substantial sums from insurance companies pertaining to property damage claims.
  • National defense counsel on behalf of a Fortune 500 company related to product defect claims.
  • Recent argument before the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals concerning cross-border disputes.
  • Primary outside counsel for a multinational company for all national and international litigation matters, including business disputes, insurance claims, and issues and preventative measures to avoid disputes.
Publications & Presentations
Center for Emerging Technologies
2013 Advance St. Louis Series
October 2013
Past Events