|Alan S. Block|
Alan S. Block, a co-Chair of the firm and a Partner in the Firm’s Washington, D.C. office, is an AV-rated trial attorney who advises and represents a wide array of clients in litigation of claims and commercial disputes. Mr. Block successfully represents businesses and individuals in matters involving employer liability and civil rights, defamation, breach of contract, and other state and local law claims, medical malpractice and biomedical ethics, contracts and commercial disputes, products liability, construction/design defects and accidents, premises liability, transportation, intentional torts and general negligence. Mr. Block has been recognized as a Top Rated Lawyer in Washington, D.C. by Lexis Nexis Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Block counsels clients on employee discharge and discipline, drafts contracts governing employment relationships and commercial transactions and prepares employee handbooks and policies. Mr. Block's extensive experience in contract preparation and counseling includes employment and independent contractor agreements, non-compete and non-disclosure/confidentiality agreements, severance and separation agreements, production and service agreements, equipment and property lease and sales agreements, waivers and releases, and other commercial documents.
Mr. Block’s representative clients are from the following industries: Healthcare; Education; and Residential Commercial Property; Manufacturing and Distributing; Technology; Food Retailing and Production; Security; Advocacy/Fundraising; Facilities Management and Maintenance; Transportation; Construction; Media Production/Entertainment; Communications; Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Information Technologies; Claims Management; staffing; and Municipal Government. He has lectured to a variety of industries on such topics as Employment Law, Legal Issues in Medical Documentation, Techno-Medicine, Techno-Negligence, MRSA and MDRO’s, The Transgender Experience in Healthcare: A Balancing Act Between Expectations and a Burdened Delivery System, Mode of Operations, Jurisdictional Overviews and Social Media.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Block served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the Office of Corporation Counsel of the District of Columbia – now known as the Office of the Attorney General, and as counsel to the United States Senate Sergeant at Arms.