Applying a wide range of litigation experience in numerous trials, arbitrations and mediations throughout the US, Alan Dickey advises banks, corporations and foreign governments in large-scale, domestic and international litigation disputes.

    Specifically, Alan specializes in complex civil and appellate litigation in state and federal courts and in arbitration forums. He has counseled clients on matters involving commercial litigation, including actual or potential disputes involving international banking and financial matters; foreign sovereign immunity; personal jurisdiction; business torts; commercial contracts; fraud; admiralty and maritime commerce; commercial and residential construction; and commercial manufacturing contracts. Before his legal career he served in the US Marine Corps and participated in operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

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    • Defeated wide-ranging claims of specific and general U.S. jurisdiction over Saudi Arabia’s largest bank in a high-profile multi-district litigation. In re Terrorist Attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, 718 F. Supp. 2d 456 (S.D.N.Y. 2010) (dismissal); In re Terrorist Attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, 689 F. Supp. 2d 552 (S.D.N.Y. 2010) (denying additional jurisdictional discovery). Obtained affirmance on appeal of the bank’s dismissal without further jurisdictional discovery. In re Terrorist Attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, 714 F.3d 659 (2d Cir. 2013).
    • Obtained an award on behalf of a renewable energy corporation against a wind tower supplier for defects and delays in the manufacture of numerous windmill towers during a one-week arbitration hearing in 2012 and related proceedings. The arbitration proceedings resulted in an award of US$3.2 million dollars for damages, interest, and attorney fees; recovery of wind towers worth approximately US$4.9 million; and denial of US$6.6 million in counterclaims against the client in their entirety.
    • Obtained summary judgment for a foreign bank that had made a US$474,000 duplicate payment by mistake to an alleged creditor of a customer of the bank. Qatar Nat. Bank v. Winmar, Inc., 650 F. Supp. 2d 1 (D.D.C. 2009).
    • Obtained order granting client’s motion to amend a complaint to add individual defendants on an alter ego theory where defendants in contractual privity were undercapitalized. McWilliams Ballard, Inc. v. Broadway Management Co., Inc., 636 F. Supp. 2d 1 (D.D.C. 2009).
    • Obtained numerous arbitration awards and settlements disposing of claims relating to software performance issues on behalf of an enterprise resource planning software producer through arbitration proceedings. 
    • Obtained vacatur of federal district court on issue of first impression concerning Maritime attachment. Heidmar, Inc. v. Anomina Ravennate Di Armamento Sp.A., 132 F.3d 264 (5th Cir. 1998).

    Education

    • Tulane University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1996
    • University of Kansas, B.A., 1993

    Admissions

    • District of Columbia, 2006

    Courts

    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
    • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • American Bar Association
    • Colorado Bar Association
    • Federalist Society
    • Republican National Lawyers Association
    • American Jurisprudence Award - Civil Procedure

    • Author, "United States v. Lopez: The Supreme Court Reasserts the Commerce Clause as a Limit on the Powers of Congress," 70 Tul. L. Rev. 1207, 1996.
    • Principal author, "How to Avoid Voir Dire Consequences and Exploit an Attorney’s First Contact with the Jury", American Board of Trial Advocates, Masters on Jury Selection, August 20, 1999.
    • Author and presenter, "Duties to Provide Emergency Care Under the Federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act," presented to seminar participants at “Emergency Medicine, "Sound the Alarm" – Medical and Legal Aspects” sponsored by American International Companies, September 29, 2000.

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