Dr. Alexander Imberg is licensed to practice in both the US (California) and Germany. He is a native German and has been practicing in the US since 1996. Prior to this, Alexander practiced in Germany where he represented clients in general civil and commercial litigation matters. Alexander’s successful litigation representation in the US and abroad is centered on the automotive, technology and energy industries. He has focused his practice on complex, commercial, products liability and intellectual property litigation, with an emphasis on the defense of German and other European manufacturers in US courts.

    Litigation

    Alexander represents clients in state and federal courts throughout the US (most recently in California, Texas, Pennsylvania, New York, Nevada, Louisiana, Florida, Delaware and Missouri), predominantly in complex and high-stakes litigation. He regularly appears in US federal and state courts, and has tried major US cases to verdict.

    Products Liability

    Alexander’s practice focuses on the defense of manufacturers and distributors of various products, including automotive and other consumer products, from wrongful death, catastrophic injury and major property loss claims. His practice includes fire origin and cause investigation pursuant to National Fire Protection Association 921 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations, as well as related litigation.

    Litigation Coordination/Risk Management

    Alexander serves as national coordinating counsel for numerous companies, including one of Germany's premier auto manufacturers and a leading German plumbing system manufacturer. In that role, he coordinates teams of attorneys, in-house and external experts, as well as local counsel in litigation and pre-litigation claims across the US. He also counsels clients in the area of product safety, preventive product liability and risk management.

    Corporate Transactions

    In his role as the chair of firm’s global German Practice, Alexander frequently advises European companies in establishing subsidiaries and setting up business operations in the US. He also assists his clients in complex commercial transactions and contract negotiations as part of multi-disciplinary teams.

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    Education

    • University of Mainz, Ass. iur. and Ref. iur. (J.D. equivalent)
    • University of Mainz, Dr. iur, cum laude
    • University of Heidelberg, Legal Studies
    • University of San Diego School of Law, LL.M., Comparative Law
    • University of Lausanne, Legal Studies

    Admissions

    • Germany
    • California, 1998

    Courts

    • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. of California
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. of California
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., C. Dist. of California

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
    • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
    • German American Lawyers Association (DAJV)
    • German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC), New York and San Francisco – Director

    Languages

    • German
    • English
    • French
    • Spanish
    • Member, Board of Directors, German American Chamber of Commerce, New York and San Francisco
    • Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Product Liability Lawyers 2012
    • Madison's Who's Who 2011

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    • Moderator, 4th Stuttgart Automotive Law Summit, German Association of In-house Counsel (BUJ), Stuttgart, Germany, 6 June 2019.
    • Presenter, “DAWT Workshop, Market Entry: Legal Framework,” German-American Business Forum, Potsdam, Germany, 4 June 2019.
    • Presenter, “Subrogation Challenges for Building Products Manufacturers,” DRI 2019 Product Liability Conference, Austin, TX, 8 February 2019.
    • Presenter, “Class Actions in Germany and the US: What Can Be Expected If the “Musterfeststellungsklage” Is Introduced in Germany? What Is the Experience in the US?” 3rd Stuttgart Automotive Law Summit, German Association of In-house Counsel (BUJ), Stuttgart, Germany, 14 June 2018.
    • Presenter, “Risk Management When Entering the US Automotive Market”, 1st Stuttgart Automotive Law Summit, German Association of In-house Counsel (BUJ), Stuttgart, Germany, 28 April 2016.
    • Presenter, “US­Product Liability and Litigation,” Kothes Seminars, Cologne, Germany, March 2014.

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