Alan Freeman is a trusted strategic adviser and legal advocate who helps clients achieve their business objectives while minimizing legal risk. Equally comfortable in courtrooms and boardrooms, he advises and represents clients in a wide range of industries, including healthcare, hospitality, entertainment, gaming, retail, real estate, and maritime. Alan is particularly adept in managing disputes with public sensitivity.
Alan’s counseling and litigation practice is national in scope, and it includes:
- Contract negotiation and business dispute resolution
- Corporate governance counseling and dispute resolution
- Trade secret protection and litigation
- Internal and public investigations arising under anti-fraud regulatory schemes
- Public fraud and abuse litigation, including "whistleblower" claims
- Admiralty claims and regulatory disputes
Due to the depth and breadth of his practice, Alan functions as outside general counsel to a range of clients.
Alan is a former law clerk to the Honorable John A. Terry of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.
Outside the Firm
Alan is a leader in the Jewish community of Greater Washington. Since 2007, he has served on the Board of Governors of Charles E. Smith Life Communities (“CESLC”), a nonprofit senior living organization that includes independent and assisted living, the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, a post-acute care center, and temporary shelter for victims of elder abuse. He was Chair of the Board of Governors from 2017 to 2019, and he served as President of the organization’s Housing Boards from 2009 to 2015.
Alan is a leader in Columbia University’s alumni community, where he served on the Columbia College Alumni Association Board of Directors from 2004 to 2023, and was a member of its Executive Committee from 2017 to 2021. He is the long-time Chair of Columbia’s Alumni Representative Committee in Washington, D.C.
Alan is active in civic affairs of Montgomery County, Maryland, where he has served on the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board and several citizen advisory boards convened by the Montgomery County Department of Police.
- International Litigation, Defense, and Arbitration
- Securities & Shareholder Litigation
- Business Litigation
- Internal Investigations
- Whistleblower Complaints
- Trade Secrets & Competitive Hiring
- Class Action Defense
- False Claims Act Investigations & Defense
- Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) Task Force