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 California, New York, Nevada, Louisiana, Florida and Missouri), predominantly in complex and high-stakes litigation. He has tried major US cases to verdict and, where appropriate, resolved matters through the means of alternative dispute resolution. Recently, he first-chaired a six-month jury trial.

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. He counsels clients in the area of product safety, preventive product liability and risk management.

Corporate Transactions

In the area of corporate and commercial law, Alexander represents European renewable energy companies in establishing subsidiaries and conducting business operations in the US. He also assists his clients in complex commercial transactions and contract negotiations.

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Education

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

Admissions

  • Germany
  • California

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

  • Council of the Bars and Law Societies of the European Union (CCBE)
  • American Bar Association
  • German-American Lawyers’ Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC), New York and San Francisco – Director

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • 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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  • Presenter, “US­-Product Liability and Litigation,” Kothes Seminars, Cologne, Germany, March 2014.
  • Presenter, “US­-Product Liability,” Kothes Seminars, Wiesbaden, Germany, April 2013.
  • Presenter, “Power Purchase Agreements,” 3rd German American Energy Conference, Berlin, Germany, May 2011.
  • Presenter, “Market Entry US – Legal Aspects and Case Study – SMA Solar Technology AG,” 2nd German American Energy Conference, Berlin, Germany, March 2010.

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