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Law Office of Alan Rader


My Background and How I Succeed For My Clients



I have been a trial attorney and civil litigator for over 40 years.  As a litigation partner in O’Melveny & Myers’ Century City office, I represented top-tier companies like Disney, IBM, ExxonMobil, MGM, PG&E, Warner Bros., Lockheed Martin, and Barnes & Noble, as well as individual businesspeople and entertainment industry figures.  Before that, as a Legal Services attorney I brought public interest lawsuits to enforce low-income people’s legal rights.


Though I grew up in New York, my undergraduate degree is from UCLA and my law degree is from Stanford Law School.  My first law job was in Delano, California for Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers.  Now, I have my own firm, solving problems for prominent entertainment companies like Anonymous Content and AECG, for businesses and entrepreneurs, and for individuals, for example, the 40 Modern Warfare 2 videogame creators wrongly denied performance bonuses.


From the start, I have been a careful student of what it takes to succeed for my clients.  Representing low-income people, I learned to focus relentlessly on the main chance.  Representing Fortune 50 companies, I learned to leverage opportunity.  Throughout, I learned how to tell my clients’ stories in a way that made decision-makers want to rule for them.  The challenges remain the same:  think creatively, be strategic, come prepared, talk plainly, listen carefully, respond honestly.

For those who need help resolving a legal problem—or preventing one from igniting—I provide sound, goal-oriented, advice and persuasive, cost-effective, advocacy before judges, juries, arbitrators, and mediators.  I can’t say I’ve never been surprised by an opponent’s tactic or argument, but it’s been a long time since I was surprised by one that succeeded.


Finally, I am, relatively speaking, a bargain. My fees are half what they would be if I were still a partner at a major international law firm.  So my clients get senior-partner experience and intellectual strength without bearing the costs inherent in large law-firm practice.  Also, my broad experience allows me to operate at a high level of efficiency.  And when solving a client’s problem requires additional help, I call on a network of experienced colleagues.