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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, Central District of California
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Litigation, although nearly universally reviled by businesses, can have its uses. Litigation can be a wake-up call – a sign that a business should improve its practices. Litigation can vindicate actions taken by a company. Litigation can force a recalcitrant adversary to comply with a contract or the law. Litigation can act as a deterrent. And litigation can be used as weapon. Each use of litigation should be analyzed for its utility to a client’s business and with respect to promoting the client’s long and short term goals. For more than 30 years, Alan’s talent has been in helping clients determine the benefits from existing or potential litigation, and whether the benefits outweigh the costs. He has done this for a wide variety of clients in a variety of settings:

  • National counsel for various companies with respect to a variety of contract/business disputes
  • National coordinating/trial counsel for manufacturers pertaining to allegations of product liability
  • 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 cost-effective ways to manage, minimize, leverage, and avoid disputes

Sometimes, the best of course of action is go on the offensive – but not be offensive. Alan has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of business clients. And always, on the offensive or defensive, provides unparalleled responsiveness.

 
  • Prevailing in federal court on affirmative claims of fraud and breach of contract.
  • Recovery of millions of dollars from insurance company for failing to properly calculate insurance policy coverage.
  • 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 arbitration pertaining to cross-border dispute.
  • Prevailed before Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals including on cross-appeal.
  • 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.
  • Primary outside counsel for a multinational company for all national and international litigation matters, including business disputes, insurance claims, product defect and preventative measures to avoid disputes.
     
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Center for Emerging Technologies
2013 Advance St. Louis Series
October 2013
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