Jacob P. Alpren’s practice focuses on antitrust matters, white-collar criminal investigations and complex business litigation. He regularly handles commercial litigation in state and federal court, and has extensive experience handling civil and criminal antitrust cases, including consumer class action litigation and criminal investigations by the United States Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, and foreign competition authorities.
Mr. Alpren’s clients include corporations and executives involved in a range of industries spanning banking, semiconductors, automobile manufacturing, TFT-LCD production, electronics, and air and ocean shipping. Prior to joining Farmer Brownstein Jaeger LLP, he was a partner at Collette Erickson Farmer & O’Neill, an associate for Quinn Emanuel Oliver & Hedges and a clerk for a federal judge in the Eastern District of New York. He has also worked in Hong Kong and Shanghai for major British and American law firms.
As a result of his six years in China, Mr. Alpren speaks and reads Mandarin Chinese with a high level of proficiency. He regularly leads fact investigations in Mandarin Chinese and has lectured on U.S law topics (in Mandarin Chinese) to several law firms, corporations and industry groups in Taiwan and China. Mr. Alpren regularly communicates with Chinese speaking clients in Mandarin Chinese and has a breadth of experience reading Chinese legal documents.
Prior to law school, Mr. Alpren was Shanghai Bureau Chief for Associated Press-Dow Jones News Services.
Prior Legal Associations
Collette Erickson Farmer & O’Neill LLP, San Francisco
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, San Francisco
Sherman & Sterling, Hong Kong, New York
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Hong Kong, Shanghai
United States Department of Justice, Washington D.C.
Mandarin Chinese, spoken and written