Alan S. Breckenridge
Areas of Focus
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
, University of Pennsylvania School of Law
, Duke University
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.
American Bar Association
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
California Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Illinois State Bar Association
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
China Dispute Resolution: Tips and Strategies
Center for Emerging Technologies
Center for Emerging Technologies
2013 Advance St. Louis Series
For Your Business: When to Gamble on Litigation
March 3, 2016
Doing Business in China
October 16, 2013
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