Gordon-Alexander Wille represents companies in various types of commercial litigation and dispute resolution across the globe with a focus on defending US, German and other European manufacturers in product liability claims, ranging from single-plaintiff cases to nationwide class actions. He is licensed to practice in both the US (California) and Germany. Gordon-Alexander has been involved in all stages of litigation, including discovery, pre-trial motions, and trial preparation.

    As a native German and member of our Germany team, Gordon-Alexander also advises German and other international clients in a wide range of corporate and commercial law matters, including cross-border M&A, joint ventures, formations and venture capital. 

    Prior to joining the firm, Gordon-Alexander worked with leading international law firms in New York and Berlin. During his postgraduate legal training with the Higher Regional Court of Berlin, he has also spent time as a legal trainee with the Federal Ministry of Defense and the German Embassy in Washington DC. 

    Gordon-Alexander actively supports the Friends of the Urban Forest, a nonprofit organization promoting a larger, healthier urban forest as part of San Francisco’s green infrastructure through community planting, tree care, education and advocacy.

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    Products Liability Litigation

    • Defending multiple class actions against a major automobile manufacturer, alleging product defects and violations of consumer protection laws.
    • Defending individual lawsuits against an auto manufacturer through the US, alleging electronic software defects that led to either spontaneous deployment or non-deployment of airbags.

    eDiscovery

    • Counselling of an international automotive manufacturer in large products liability litigation.

    Education

    • University of Texas at Austin, LL.M., Global Energy, International Arbitration and Environmental Law
    • University of Bayreuth, J.D.
    • University of Bayreuth, Supplementary Degree in Business and Economics

    Admissions

    • California, 2015
    • Germany

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • State Bar of Lower-Saxony, Germany (Member RAK Braunschweig)
    • Barrister Club of The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF)

    Languages

    • English
    • German
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