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Law360 Pulse reporter James Boyle recently interviewed Flaster Greenberg Counsel Alexander Brown about moving his practice to Flaster Greenberg and shifting his focus from representing insurance companies to advising policyholders.
Brown told Boyle: "I was in an interesting place in my career as I was right on the edge of being made partner. I was convinced that if I made partner, my practice would stay as it was, representing insurance companies. If I ever thought about changing focus, now is the time to make the move."
Brown also said Flaster Greenberg offered him the opportunity to join the firm's litigation team and make that change to his practice. He knew a few of the attorneys at Flaster Greenberg and trusted the firm's reputation to follow through and essentially start rebuilding his client base.
"The idea of representing policyholders is exciting to me," Brown said. "As a litigator I will be helping individuals and businesses at all phases of insurance disputes, helping them get good results. Other pieces of my practice will involve pre-litigation matters, such as drafting letters and communication with clients and the insurance companies to hopefully resolve situations before litigation."
Brown also added: "I've been jumping in on some ongoing litigation to provide some interesting perspective. I have a general understanding of how insurance companies are operating internally and have a good sense on the basic fundamental and procedural hurdles that get claims held up."
About Alexander Brown
Prior to joining Flaster Greenberg, Brown was an attorney at an AmLaw 100 firm in Philadelphia where he defended insurance companies in high-stakes coverage and bad faith litigation. He now uses his in-depth knowledge of the insurance industry to represent policy holders in disputes with their insurance companies and to cut through the red tape and bureaucracy of the claims process. Brown has experience in virtually all aspects of insurance coverage, including CGL, property, inland marine, auto, products-completed operations, life insurance, and professional liability policies.
Brown has also defended claims for professional negligence and intentional misconduct, including claims for construction defects, broker negligence, and break of professional and fiduciary duties. In addition, he also has experience handling class actions and representing clients in matters involving television and film rights, music rights, publishing rights, and likeness rights.
Licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Brown received his J.D. from Rutgers School of Law and a B.M. in music industry from Syracuse University. In 2022 he was selected as Volunteer Attorney of the Year by the Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, and named to the “Super Lawyers Rising Star" and “Best Lawyers Ones to Watch" lists. Read press release.