Alan D. Albert

Alan D. Albert


O'Hagan Meyer

Recognized since 2001

Richmond, Virginia

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Government Relations Practice

Litigation - Banking and Finance

Litigation - Environmental

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Litigation - Patent

Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Trademark Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Litigation - Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Litigation - Patent
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Alan Albert is a nationally-honored trial lawyer who has represented clients from Muhammad Ali to multinational corporations in a broad array of commercial disputes, white-collar criminal investigations and prosecutions, intellectual property litigation and other governmental and regulatory matters.

Mr. Albert has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America continuously for the past 20 years, and is one of a small number of lawyers in the country to be recognized by Best Lawyers in six distinct categories – in particular, business litigation, white-collar criminal defense, intellectual property litigation, patent and trademark litigation, trademark law, and governmental relations. He was named by Best Lawyers as its Patent Litigator of the Year for 2013, and its Intellectual Property Litigator of the Year for 2014, in the Hampton Roads region. He has also been recognized in many other compilations of leading legal practitioners, including Super Lawyers and Virginia Business magazine’s annual compilation of the “Virginia Legal Elite.”

Mr. Albert is a frequent lecturer and commentator on legal and governmental topics including civil and criminal procedure, evidence, environmental law and land use, election and campaign finance law, and public finance. His writings on law, government and public policy have appeared in journals including the Harvard Law Review, the Harvard International Law Journal, and the Harvard Political Review, as well as in newspapers and news magazines in the United States and the United Kingdom. He has co-authored books on environmental law, land use, and public finance, including the Virginia Environmental Law Handbook.

In the public and civic sphere, Mr. Albert has served as a top policy and legal adviser to a Virginia governor, the executive director of a state political party, general counsel to numerous campaigns, and as chairman and a longtime member of Virginia’s Board of Conservation and Recreation, which oversees Virginia’s award-winning state park system and conservation programs. He also has served as a board leader for arts and cultural institutions for more than two decades, including the Virginia Opera, the Virginia Symphony, Virginians for the Arts, and CREATOrS, a nonprofit he recently co-founded with the goal of identifying and bringing to artistic realization compelling stories from contemporary political and social life.

When not in the courtroom or the boardroom, Mr. Albert can be found in the outdoors (particularly on a hike, or in a kayak or sailboat), in the midst of musical undertakings ranging from classical to traditional music, or immersed in one of several current writing projects. He is a native of Christiansburg, in the mountains of southwest Virginia, where his family were early settlers, and is a graduate of Harvard College, Oxford University (where he was a George C. Marshall Scholar) and Harvard Law School, where he was Developments Editor of the Harvard Law Review and a Teaching Fellow in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences for Professor Michael Sandel.

Location

  • 411 East Frankin Street, Suite 500
    Richmond, VA 23219

Languages

  • French
  • Spanish

Education

  • Harvard University Law School , J.D. cum laude, graduated 1985
  • Harvard University, AB, graduated 1979
  • Harvard University , A.B. magna cum laude, graduated 1979

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, Virginia State Bar

Affiliations

  • American Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association - Member
  • Association of Marshall Scholars - Member
  • CREATOrS - Chairman of the Board
  • Duke University Parent Advisory Council - Member
  • Norfolk Law Library - President
  • Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association - Executive Committee
  • Virginia Board of Conservation and Recreation - Former Chairman & Member
  • Virginia Law Foundation - Fellow
  • Virginia Opera Association - Chairman of the Board

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Litigation - Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Litigation - Patent

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Intellectual Property, Norfolk (2014)
  • Litigation - Patent, Norfolk (2013)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Trademark Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Special Focus

  • Litigation
  • White-Collar Criminal Defense

Awards:

  • Best Lawyers in America -- Intellectual Property Litigator of the Year (Norfolk, VA) (2014)
  • Best Lawyers in America -- Patent Litigation Lawyer of the Year (Norfolk, VA) (2013)
  • Virginia Legal Elite
  • Super Lawyers
  • Virginia Legal Elite 2013 featured practitioner in criminal law
  • President's Award, Treasurers Association of Virginia
  • Distinguished Service Award, Virginians for the Arts
  • Troutman Sanders Pro Bono Service Award

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