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Alan Friedberg is chair of the firm’s Medical Malpractice & Health Care practice and a veteran trial lawyer and former prosecutor who has tried numerous civil and criminal cases during his career. Alan leads a team of Wilson Elser attorneys in defending hospitals and health care providers against the full range of medical malpractice claims brought in New York state and federal courts.

As counsel to major hospitals in Bronx County and throughout the New York metropolitan area, Alan has defended obstetricians, neurosurgeons, plastic surgeons and a myriad of other providers in complex, high-exposure cases. While his current practice focuses in the medical malpractice area, Alan has extensive experience defending at trial manufacturers and ski area operators in product and general liability claims.

Alan frequently has presented in-service and continuing medical education (CME) programs to residents, interns and other health care professionals on medical malpractice claims handling and risk management. For a large medical malpractice insurance carrier, Alan and his team produced a CME program, including a video and supporting materials, that is now required viewing by the client’s insured doctors in order to renew their policies.

From 1977-1984, Alan worked as an assistant district attorney, senior assistant district attorney and career criminal prosecutor in the Rockland County, NY, District Attorney’s office.

Professional/Community Activities
For more than 20 years, Alan has been an active member of the Bronx County Bar Association (BCBA) and has held various leadership positions with this organization and its separate charitable arm. He is a senior member of the board of directors and served as its president in 2005. He also is a member of the BCBA Civil Courts Committee, which regularly meets with the administrative judge to discuss issues involving the operation of the Bronx courts. On the charitable side, Alan has served as president of the BCBA Endowment Corporation since 2009 and chairs its Scholarship Committee.

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