Alan E. Popkin: Lawyer with Husch Blackwell LLP

Alan E. Popkin

Partner
St. Louis,  MO  U.S.A.
Phone314.480.1845

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Practice Areas

  • Financial Services
  • Antitrust & Unfair Competition
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Class Action
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 314.480.1845
Fax: 314.480.1505
http://www.huschblackwell.com/alan-popkin/
 
University Yale University, 1954
 
Law SchoolWashington University School of Law, LL.B., 1963
 
Admitted1963, Missouri; 1963, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri; 1964, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; 1979, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; 1982, U.S. Tax Court; 1983, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1984, U.S. Supreme Court; 2004, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; 2008, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
 
Memberships 

Professional Associations and Memberships
•The Missouri Bar
•Supreme Court Historical Society

 
Biography

Alan, a member of Husch Blackwell's Financial Services industry team, has been engaged in trial practice for almost 50 years. His extensive experience comprises defense of product-failure cases and a variety of antitrust, corporate, personal injury, securities and tax litigation in various state and federal courts throughout the United States. A sampling of his recent industry-related work includes:
•Defending a class action-style case on behalf of purchasers of subordinated capital notes issued by a federally chartered savings association that the Resolution Trust Corp. placed in conservatorship. Claim was settled for an amount substantially less than the estimated cost of defending the action
•Representing a large insurance company in a seriously contested multistate market conduct examination involving four states and involving three separate litigation matters and resulting in the client recouping almost all of its examination expenses.
•Representing a large insurance company in a class action lawsuit on behalf of 23,000 insurance agents.
•Advising a large insurance company in a putative class action case. Secured dismissal of the plaintiffs' claims prior to the court's consideration of the plaintiffs' motion for class certification.

Alan has tried cases in many states and has argued on the appellate level before the Missouri Supreme Court, state appellate courts in other jurisdictions, the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Fifth, Seventh, Eighth and Ninth Circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Awards and Recognitions
•American College of Trial Lawyers, fellow
•American Law Institute, fellow
Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star, 2015
The Best Lawyers In America, Antitrust Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law-Plaintiffs, Litigation-Antitrust, 1993-2015; St. Louis Litigation-Antitrust Lawyer of the Year, 2012
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
•Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2005-2009, 2014; Top 100, 2006-2007; Top 50 St. Louis, 2005-2008

Experience
•Defended a class action-style case on behalf of purchasers of subordinated capital notes issued by a federally chartered savings association that the Resolution Trust Corp. placed in conservatorship. Plaintiffs alleged breaches of state and federal securities laws, claiming that the bank and its directors defrauded them by failing to disclose the precarious nature of the institution's capital position. Following the court's grant of summary judgment in favor of the directors on all of the plaintiffs' class claims (after one week of trial), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) settled its claim for an amount substantially less than the estimated cost of defending the action.
•Represented a large insurance company in a seriously contested multistate market conduct examination involving four states - Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota. The examination spanned over four years, involved three separate litigation matters and resulted in the client recouping almost all of its examination expenses.
•Represented a large insurance company in a class action on behalf of 23,000 insurance agents. Plaintiffs alleged that they were employees rather than independent contractors and that they were entitled to employee benefits. Plaintiffs sought recovery under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and under common law claims for breach of contract. Plaintiffs alleged damages in excess of $300 million, plus triple damages under RICO. Over the course of the case, court granted motion to decertify all but the ERISA claims, granted motion for summary judgment on the ERISA claims and granted motion for summary judgment on the remaining individual claims.
•Defended a large insurance company in a putative class action matter. Secured dismissal of the plaintiffs' claims prior to the court's consideration of the plaintiffs' motion for class certification.

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In The News
10.24.14 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2014 Names 83 Husch Blackwell Attorneys; Six Receive Top Honors
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10.20.14 Husch Blackwell More Than Doubles Its Presence on Benchmark Litigation's 2015 List; 22 Attorneys Recognized
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8.19.14 Husch Blackwell Boasts 106 Best Lawyers on 2015 List, Seven “Lawyers of the Year”
Energy & Natural Resources Financial Services Food & Agribusiness Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals Real Estate, Development & Construction Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation News Release
8.16.13 Best Lawyers 2014 Names 109 from Husch Blackwell, 13 “Lawyers of the Year”
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals Real Estate, Development & Construction Financial Services Energy & Natural Resources News Release
8.23.12 2013 Best Lawyers Includes 106 Husch Blackwell Attorneys in 56 Practice Areas and 7 States
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10.13.11 Twelve Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named Lawyers of the Year by Best Lawyers
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals Real Estate, Development & Construction News Release
9.06.11 More Than 100 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2012
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10.22.09 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers 2009 Names 73 Husch Blackwell Sanders Attorneys
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Alan E. Popkin

190 Carondelet Plaza, Suite 600
St. LouisMO 63105-3441




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