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Alexandra Kennedy-Breit is a litigation associate in King & Spalding’s Trial and Global Disputes practice.  Her practice focuses on complex civil litigation, with an emphasis on the pharmaceutical industry.

Alex is experienced in assisting clients manage large-scale consumer and regulatory litigation.  She is trusted by clients, and has significant experience working “in-house” with them to provide critical assistance in anticipation of litigation and once it has commenced.  She has counselled a broad range of clients, including pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, automobile manufacturers and private and retail banks.

Prior to joining King & Spalding, Alex was a senior associate at Clayton Utz – one of Australia’s top law firms.  There, she gained extensive experience in class actions and other complex civil litigation, as well as regulatory proceedings.  She also has significant experience in the design, implementation and management of internal consumer remediation schemes, as well as providing regulatory and pricing advice for pharmaceutical companies.

Credentials

LL.M., Columbia University School of Law, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

B.Sc., University of New South Wales

LL.B., University of New South Wales, honours

California

High Court of Australia

Supreme Court of New South Wales

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

American Health Lawyers Association

DRI

Law Society of New South Wales

State Bar of California

Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles

Matters

Represented a global pharmaceutical manufacturer and its local subsidiary in one of the largest class actions before the Australian courts, in the defense of claims by hundreds of group members who alleged they suffered cardiovascular injuries as a result of their consumption of the client's drug.  This included successfully defending an application for special leave to appeal to the High Court of Australia.

Represented a pharmaceutical manufacturer in a class action involving a class of drugs prescribed for the treatment of Parkinson's disease.

Represented an automobile manufacturer in regulatory proceedings and numerous class actions commenced in relation to emissions issues.

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Represented a global pharmaceutical manufacturer and its local subsidiary in one of the largest class actions before the Australian courts, in the defense of claims by hundreds of group members who alleged they suffered cardiovascular injuries as a result of their consumption of the client's drug.  This included successfully defending an application for special leave to appeal to the High Court of Australia.

Represented a pharmaceutical manufacturer in a class action involving a class of drugs prescribed for the treatment of Parkinson's disease.

Represented an automobile manufacturer in regulatory proceedings and numerous class actions commenced in relation to emissions issues.

Represented a retail bank in regulatory proceedings, a class action and other ancillary litigation in relation to the collapse of a financial advisory business.

Assisted a retail bank in designing, developing and implementing and internal remediation program to resolve a large number of customer disputes arising from financial planning advice provided by the bank’s financial planning businesses.  This included responding to a variety of regulatory notices.

Insights

Newsletter

October 29, 2020
Predominant Issues October 2020

Article · Source: American Bar Association

October 1, 2017
Admissibility of Expert Evidence to Prove Causation in Toxic Torts

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Matters

Represented a global pharmaceutical manufacturer and its local subsidiary in one of the largest class actions before the Australian courts, in the defense of claims by hundreds of group members who alleged they suffered cardiovascular injuries as a result of their consumption of the client's drug.  This included successfully defending an application for special leave to appeal to the High Court of Australia.

Represented a pharmaceutical manufacturer in a class action involving a class of drugs prescribed for the treatment of Parkinson's disease.

Represented an automobile manufacturer in regulatory proceedings and numerous class actions commenced in relation to emissions issues.

See more
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Matters

Represented a global pharmaceutical manufacturer and its local subsidiary in one of the largest class actions before the Australian courts, in the defense of claims by hundreds of group members who alleged they suffered cardiovascular injuries as a result of their consumption of the client's drug.  This included successfully defending an application for special leave to appeal to the High Court of Australia.

Represented a pharmaceutical manufacturer in a class action involving a class of drugs prescribed for the treatment of Parkinson's disease.

Represented an automobile manufacturer in regulatory proceedings and numerous class actions commenced in relation to emissions issues.

Represented a retail bank in regulatory proceedings, a class action and other ancillary litigation in relation to the collapse of a financial advisory business.

Assisted a retail bank in designing, developing and implementing and internal remediation program to resolve a large number of customer disputes arising from financial planning advice provided by the bank’s financial planning businesses.  This included responding to a variety of regulatory notices.

Insights

Newsletter

October 29, 2020
Predominant Issues October 2020

Article · Source: American Bar Association

October 1, 2017
Admissibility of Expert Evidence to Prove Causation in Toxic Torts

View all

Credentials

LL.M., Columbia University School of Law, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

B.Sc., University of New South Wales

LL.B., University of New South Wales, honours

California

High Court of Australia

Supreme Court of New South Wales

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

American Health Lawyers Association

DRI

Law Society of New South Wales

State Bar of California

Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles