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  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court - Colorado
  • U.S. District Court - District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - Maryland
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States Court of International Trade

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  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association

EDUCATION

  • George Washington University Law School, JD
  • Columbia University, BA
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Alan M. Freeman

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Washington, DC v. +1.202.772.5925 f. +1.202.572.8370

Mr. Freeman advises and represents clients in a wide range of industries, including hospitality, entertainment, gaming, retail, real estate and maritime, in civil and commercial litigation matters in federal and state courts and in arbitration proceedings.  He devotes his practice to reducing his clients' litigation risk and rapidly resolving disputes when they arise. 

Mr. Freeman concentrates on assisting his clients with issues involving:

  • contract disputes, business torts, and trade secrets litigation
  • environmental contamination and remediation disputes
  • professional liability
  • employment and discrimination
  • civil rights investigations and racial profiling
  • internal and public investigations
  • admiralty claims and regulatory disputes
  • securities fraud and investigations
  • police brutality allegations, unlawful detention, and use of force
  • NCAA investigations and university disciplinary proceedings
  • False Claims Act ("whistleblower") litigation

Mr. Freeman has received the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell—AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated.

Mr. Freeman is a former law clerk to the Honorable John A. Terry of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.


REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Helped secure a $1.5 billion settlement against Abbott Laboratories related to off-label promotion and payment of kickbacks for Depakote.
  • Representation of a regional hospitality and entertainment venue in breach of contract and business tort litigation arising out of a line-run bus service agreement.
  • Representation of a nationwide operator of premium entertainment venues to provide operational risk management counseling (e.g. liquor law compliance, guest interactions/detentions, crowd control) and to coordinate and enhance relationships with local law enforcement, business and community groups. 
  • Representation of an international consulting firm in breach of contract litigation against a former business partner.
  • Representation of a national hospitality company in defense of discrimination and breach of contract claims asserted by a former business partner involved in restaurant operations.
  • Representation of a real estate developer in contract and business tort litigation with its joint venture partner.
  • Representation of the operating tenant of commercial property in litigation with a construction company arising out of the remediation of contaminated soils.
  • Representation of the operator of a commercial passenger vessel in litigation arising out of a collision on the Mississippi River.
  • Representation of an investment firm and its principal in SEC civil enforcement proceedings.
  • Representation of an international industrial auctioneer in litigation arising out of an auction of marine and other industrial equipment.
  • Representation of a national retailer in defense of class-action discrimination claims brought on behalf of customers.
  • Representation of a major metropolitan city and its primary law enforcement agency in connection with a Department of Justice “pattern and practice” investigation into excessive use of force.
  • Representation of a nationally known builder/developer in a breach of construction contract action. All claims were dismissed.
  • Secured a summary judgment as to the liability on behalf of a major engineering and construction company in a private-party litigation arising out of the performance of a government contract.

COMMUNITY SERVICE & AFFILIATIONS

Mr. Freeman is active in the civic community of Montgomery County, Maryland. He was appointed by the County Executive to serve two terms on the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board, which he chaired during 2005, and he has served on several citizen advisory boards to the Montgomery County Department of Police.  He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Charles E. Smith Life Communities, and he is President of the Boards of Directors of two of the organization's homes, Ring House and Landow House.

Mr. Freeman also is active in the Maryland and District of Columbia legal communities, where he is a member of the Maryland Court of Appeals Character Committee.
 
Mr. Freeman is a leader in Columbia University’s alumni community, where he serves on the Board of Directors of the Columbia College Alumni Association and chairs the Association’s Washington Steering and Alumni Representative Committees.



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