During 36 years of private practice and government service, Alan has handled many high-stakes and high-profile cases across a wide range of industries. He has in-depth experience in every aspect of civil and criminal litigation. A skilled strategist, cross-examiner and advocate, he has a record of achieving successful outcomes for clients facing unusual and intractable problems. He has been recognized for many years by Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers Magazine as one of the country’s leading business litigators. He is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.
Alan has appeared in federal and state courts throughout the country. He handles nationwide class actions, multijurisdictional proceedings, and parallel civil, criminal and regulatory actions. He has conducted arbitrations under JAMS, AAA, ICDR and ARIAS rules, and he has managed litigation in foreign countries.
Alan started his career as a law clerk to Second Circuit Chief Judge Wilfred Feinberg and then U.S. Supreme Court Justice William H. Rehnquist. He later served for seven years as a criminal prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, ultimately as Chief of Business & Securities Fraud. He tried to jury verdict and argued on appeal complex market manipulation, securities fraud and mail/wire fraud cases, as well as drug trafficking, money laundering, weapons and continuing criminal enterprise cases.
Representative clients for whom Alan has litigated major civil cases include the New York Yankees, YES Network, NASCAR, Zurich Insurance, John Hancock, Lincoln Financial, Voya and Caithness Energy. He has participated in important cases for Goldman Sachs, Oracle, Continental Airlines, IBM, Polaroid, Avis, Salomon Brothers, the FDIC/RTC and Westinghouse. He also has advised the New York Times, Intertrust Technologies, Loeb Enterprises, Trizec founder Peter Munk, and German media mogul Leo Kirch.
Alan also represents corporations and individuals in grand jury investigations and criminal prosecutions, among them numerous unindicted executives and employees of Galleon Group in the SDNY’s insider trading cases against Galleon founder Rajat Rajaratnam and former McKinsey chair Rajat Gupta.
Alan has lectured on white collar crime at Columbia, Yale and Fordham law schools, the ABA’s White Collar Crime Institute, and St. Gallen University in Switzerland.