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Alan M. Anderson, PhD, FCIArb

Alan M. Anderson, PhD, FCIArb, FACICA, FAIADR, is a nationally recognized trial lawyer with over thirty years of experience. He is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a civil trial advocate and by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a civil trial senior specialist. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the “gold standard” for international arbitration practitioners. He also is a Fellow of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration and is in his second term serving on its Council. Alan is a Fellow of the Asian Institute for Alternative Dispute Resolution. 

Alan has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of intellectual property litigation since 2010, and has been recognized as a Minnesota Super Lawyer® for more than fifteen consecutive years. He has held an “AV- Preeminent” rating from Martindale-Hubbell for twenty-five years. He specializes in the areas of intellectual property litigation, complex commercial litigation, domestic and international arbitration and dispute resolution, and appellate advocacy. 


Alan’s practice is international in scope and he represents clients in a wide variety of industries from around the world. His clients range from Fortune 500 companies to family-owned businesses. He represents foreign corporations in court in the US and in international arbitrations. He has tried cases to verdict in state and federal courts, literally from Los Angeles to New York City, obtaining jury verdicts well in excess of $25 million and settlements in excess of $100 million in various disputes. In his intellectual property practice, Alan has litigated actions involving a variety of diverse technologies, ranging from medical products to electrical systems to an array of mechanical devices.


His arbitration experience includes large domestic commercial disputes and international arbitration proceedings conducted under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association, London Court of International Arbitration, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and the International Chamber of Commerce (Paris and Singapore), as well as ad hoc arbitrations. He has acted as chair, panel member and sole arbitrator in domestic and international arbitrations, including more than ten arbitrations seated in London, England. He is the co-editor of The Investor-State Dispute Settlement System: Reform, Replace or Status Quo?, published by Kluwer Law International in November 2020, a significant contribution to the on-going world-wide discussions regarding reform of the investor-State dispute settlement system.  

Alan participates in the proceedings of UNCITRAL Working Groups II and III as a representative of the Forum for International Conciliation and Arbitration, a non-governmental organization and international think-tank. Recently, Alan was selected as a member of a team of professionals to provide training and insights in investor-State disputes to employees of the governments of a six-member group of Western Balkans nations. Alan speaks and publishes regularly both in the US and abroad. 

In addition to his office in Minneapolis, Alan is an associate (door) tenant of Littleton Chambers, a leading barristers chambers in London, England. Alan is a member of Littleton’s international arbitration practice group.  

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