From billion-dollar commercial disputes to constitutional challenges, Alexander (Alex) Bowerman advocates for clients when the stakes are high.

Alex is a true triple-threat litigator, equally comfortable proving a client’s case in a jury trial, briefing it on appeal, and finding the best path to resolve it out of court. With a particular affinity for matters involving disputes in multiple venues and other procedural or jurisdictional complexities, he works tirelessly to crack the core issue of a case and then craft a winning strategy that works with a client’s business objectives.

As a member of both our Philadelphia and Silicon Valley litigation teams, Alex has experience in state and federal courts throughout the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He works with a diverse array of clients, including technology companies, hospital systems, life sciences firms, and major insurers on some of their most business critical matters.

Alex maintains an active pro bono and public interest practice, having represented clients in cases involving voting rights, immigration, property rights, and constitutional law. Notably, he was part of our teams representing the plaintiffs in Hawaii v. Trump and City of Philadelphia v. Attorney General of the United States. And Alex regularly teaches as part of Stanford Law School’s trial advocacy course and contributes to youth mock trial and moot court programs.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Alex served as a law clerk to the Honorable Cheryl A. Krause of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. While in law school, he worked as a summer associate in our San Francisco and Washington, D.C. offices and a law clerk for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California and the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. Alex also served as president of Stanford Law School’s mock trial program. Before law school, Alex worked as a business analyst with Deloitte Consulting's Strategy & Operations practice.

Awards and recognitions

2014

Judge Thelton E. Henderson Prize for Outstanding Performance in Criminal Prosecution Clinic

2011, 2012

Gerald Gunther Prizes in Civil Procedure (2011), Torts (2011), and Evidence (2012)

Education and admissions

Education

J.D., Stanford Law School, with pro bono distinction, 2014

B.S., Cornell University, with distinction, Merrill Presidential Scholar, 2009

Memberships

Associate Member, University of Pennsylvania Law School American Inn of Court

Large Firm Associates Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

Pennsylvania

California

Court admissions

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Representative experience

Represented a major health plan on appeal in a taxpayer lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of state taxation and regulatory provisions.

Submitted amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court urging the Court to grant original writs of habeas corpus.

Represented a major life sciences company in an ongoing government investigation.

Represented plaintiffs in challenges to President Trump's travel ban executive orders through numerous rounds of District Court, Ninth Circuit, and Supreme Court proceedings.

Representing the City of Philadelphia in its successful lawsuit against the Department of Justice over the city's sanctuary city policies, including on appeal in the Third Circuit.

Represented a medical device manufacturer in settlement of breach of contract and tortious interference claims following eight years of litigation and jury trial.

Representing a French insurer in multi-defendant environmental coverage dispute involving the alleged loss of billions of dollars over several decades.

Representing taxpayers before the U.S. Supreme Court in challenge to the State of Utah's treatment of overseas business income under the dormant foreign Commerce Clause.

Represented manufacturer before the Eighth Circuit and Supreme Court in successful conclusion of 20-year trademark infringement defense.

Represented semiconductor company in California Superior Court action against former executives and related companies for misappropriation of trade secrets in the U.S. and Asia.  

Represented a German citizen facing fiduciary duty claims brought by two U.S. corporations in parallel with litigation in Germany. 

Defended on appeal a US$35m insurance coverage ruling following over a decade of health care antitrust litigation.

Representing a Native American consumer lending company in defense of numerous class action lawsuits in state and federal courts across the country.  

Representing a state education commissioner in opposing certiorari in case involving privacy of student educational records.

Representing the caretaker of a Philadelphia community garden pro bono in a successful adverse possession suit.

Representing an immigrant mother and daughter from El Salvador pro bono in Suspension Clause challenge before the Third Circuit.

Representing a coalition of cities and counties as amicus curiae opposing U.S. Department of Justice's attempt to block opening of opioid overdose prevention site in Philadelphia.

Represented a major health plan in California Supreme Court petition for review regarding interpretation of taxation provisions of California Constitution.

Represented a major pharmaceutical company in multi-year grand jury investigation and subsequent criminal prosecution, as well as related state Medicaid fraud investigations. 

Drafted amicus brief of constitutional scholars supporting Virginia governor's restoration of voting rights to citizens who have completed serving criminal sentences.

Drafted Eleventh Circuit amicus brief opposing Second Amendment challenge to federal firearms regulations.

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