First Department Broadens Common Interest Privilege
Alvin represents clients at all stages of litigation in federal and state courts throughout the country. He has extensive experience advising clients in high-stakes, cross-border commercial disputes.
Alvin currently represents the Hemlock Semiconductor Group (a multinational joint venture) in a series of lawsuits alleging breaches of long-term supply agreements by manufacturers in the solar energy industry. These actions have been brought against defendants located in China, Germany, Japan, and Taiwan, and have resulted in over $1 billion in precedent-setting judgments for Hemlock.
Alvin also has significant experience defending companies in mass tort & products liability suits. He previously served as a member of Orrick's team of national coordinating and litigation counsel for The Dow Chemical Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Union Carbide Corporation, in relation to its substantial asbestos docket.
An experienced appellate advocate, Alvin has briefed and argued multiple federal appeals, most recently securing a victory for a European bank in the Second Circuit.
Alvin's representations and experience include:
Alvin is also highly active in pro bono matters, where he focuses his representation on low-income LGBT communities. Alvin was awarded Orrick's firmwide Pro Bono Award in 2015 in recognition of his dedication and achievements. Among his noteworthy pro bono representations are: