In addition to practicing before state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the United States, Alan D. Lash maintains an extensive commercial arbitration practice within and outside the state of Florida both as an advocate and an Arbitrator.
During his nearly 25 years in practice, Alan has obtained numerous multimillion dollar arbitration awards in favor of corporate clients in a variety of complex contractual and business disputes. His successes in these arbitrations garnered his inclusion in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an association of lawyers who have achieved extraordinary results in contested litigation matters. In defense matters, among other notable achievements, Alan obtained an award in favor of a Fortune 500 company in defense of an $18 million limited partnership dispute following a protracted arbitration hearing presided over by the former Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court. Several of Alan’s arbitrations have involved cutting edge issues, such as the preclusive effect of class action settlements on the arbitrability of tangential class member claims.
Alan’s extensive experience as an advocate in commercial arbitration proceedings made service as an Arbitrator a natural progression for his practice. As a complement to his private practice, he serves an Arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association and as a Dispute Resolver with the American Health Lawyers Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Service.
Alan’s experience as an Arbitrator includes service as a sole neutral, a party-appointed arbitrator, and chair of an arbitration panel in various complex commercial disputes. These matters, which have involved sophisticated parties and counsel and substantial issues and amounts in controversy, have proceeded through final hearing and the entry of final award. He has served as an Arbitrator both through organizational appointment and selection by his peers in private arbitration proceedings.
A frequent author, Alan’s most recent article, titled "Arbitrating Commercial Healthcare Disputes: The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown," appeared in the American Arbitration Association's Dispute Resolution Journal in January 2008.