A. Alexander Lowder

Partner
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Alex Lowder handles his clients’ complex commercial and white collar matters with a dedicated and deft approach. Clients value his measured counsel and ability to effectively litigate and surmount the most contentious cases, ultimately delivering the optimal result.

Throughout his career, Alex has litigated matters for a range of clients—including financial service providers, global manufacturers, municipalities, media and entertainment companies, and celebrities—at both the trial and appellate levels. In his white collar defense practice, Alex represents individuals and corporations in federal and state investigations and prosecutions, including at trial. He has successfully resolved cases before charges were filed, had charges dropped or dismissed prior to trial, and obtained acquittals on two separate occasions.

In civil matters, Alex represents clients in complex contract disputes, business torts, and civil rights disputes. He focuses on resolving each case to his client’s advantage at the earliest opportunity, allowing them the freedom to focus their time and energy on their businesses and other interests. Alex has prevailed on motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment, and has facilitated favorable settlements for his clients.

Prior to joining Larson LLP, Alex honed his practice at a litigation boutique in Los Angeles. In law school, he served as the Chairperson of the Appellate Moot Court Board, competed on the Appellate Moot Court National Team, and externed for the Office of the California Attorney General. Alex remains actively involved in the University of San Diego School of Law as an alum, currently serving as a board member of the Los Angeles Alumni Chapter and formerly serving on the Law Alumni Board for a decade. A lifelong athlete, he was a letter winner on the varsity men's basketball team at Harvard University.  

Representative Matters

  • Obtained complete acquittal at general court-martial trial of a military officer charged with multiple felony violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
  • Secured a monetary settlement and cleared the record of a student wrongly suspended from a California university.

Significant Prior Representations:

  • Represented a Fortune 20 company in civil disputes arising from an industrial explosion.
  • Obtained acquittal of a former executive of a bank based in Israel, who had been charged with conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and related criminal tax violations.
  • Represented NBCUniversal in litigation involving fire damage to the Universal Studios backlot.
  • Represented a biomedical testing company in a breach of contract dispute.
  • Won dismissal of breach of fiduciary duty and contract claims related to an unfinished motion picture project.
  • Secured a preliminary injunction in a civil lawsuit involving the theft of trade secrets.
  • Successfully appealed the suspension of a former student at the University of Southern California, in the matter John Doe v. University of Southern California.

Activities 

Firm News

Larson LLP signs CA Equal Pay Pledge

The firm joins California First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom and the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls in their campaign, Equal Pay CA, to close the state's pay gap.

Benchmark Litigation

Larson LLP shortlisted for "Firm of the Year"

Larson LLP is one of seven Los Angeles firms recognized as finalists for Benchmark Litigation’s 2021 "Firm of the Year" award.

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

Alex Lowder joins the LCLD 2021 Class of Fellows

Partner Alex Lowder has been selected to join the LCLD 2021 Class of Fellows, a year-long, in-depth program devoted to advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession.

Los Angeles Business Journal

Alex Lowder & Jen Won named "Minority Leaders"

Partner Alex Lowder and counsel Jen C. Won were selected to the “Minority Leaders of Influence: Attorneys” list for 2021.

Firm News

Larson LLP announces year-end elevations

Larson LLP is pleased to announce the elevations of Dana M. Howard and Alex Lowder to partner and Jen C. Won and Emilie J. Zuccolotto to counsel.

Los Angeles Business Journal

Larson LLP named among L.A.’s most admired firms

Larson LLP is recognized as one of the “Most Admired Law Firms: L.A.’s Top Firms to Work For” of 2020 for consciously working toward creating a diverse, positive, and supportive environment to help drive the firm’s success.

Larson O'Brien joins Law Firm Antiracism Alliance

The national coalition of law firms aims to create large-scale, coordinated pro bono projects that address systemic racism.

Firm joins L.A. Represents pro bono initiative

Mayor Eric Garcetti's pro bono initiative is composed of top Los Angeles law firms providing free legal services to residents facing hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • EDUCATION

    University of San Diego School of Law, J.D.

    Harvard University, A.B.

  • CLERKSHIPS

    Hon. John A. Houston
    U.S.D.C. Southern District of California

  • ADMISSIONS

    California
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    U.S.D.C. Central District of California
    U.S.D.C. Southern District of California