A. Alexander Lowder

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Alex Lowder is counsel at Larson O'Brien LLP. His practice includes white collar criminal defense and commercial litigation, including complex contract disputes and class actions. In civil matters, Alex has represented clients in complex breach of contract matters, product liability actions, and civil rights disputes. Alex's criminal experience includes representing individuals and corporations in federal and state investigations and prosecutions, including at trial.   

Prior to Larson O'Brien, Alex was an associate at a litigation boutique in Los Angeles. He was also a clerk to the Honorable John A. Houston of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. Alex received his law degree from University of San Diego School of Law. In law school, he served as the Chairperson of the Appellate Moot Court Board, competed on the Appellate Moot Court National Team, and was an editor for the San Diego International Law Journal. Alex also externed for the Office of the California Attorney General. Alex formerly served on the Board of Directors of the University of San Diego School of Law Alumni Association for a decade.

Alex received his A.B. in psychology from Harvard University, where he was a member of the varsity men's basketball team.  

Representative Matters

  • 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 back lot.
  • 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.

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.


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

    Harvard University, A.B.


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