Alex L. Groden
Bartlit Beck LLP, 2015-Present, Associate
Analysis Group, Inc., Senior Analyst (2009-2011), Analyst (2008-2009)
Cases tried or otherwise taken to judgment
Confidential Arbitration (Chicago, New York)
Acted as trial counsel for an accounting firm. Obtained a complete defense verdict following a two week arbitration.
UroPep v. Eli Lilly (E.D. Tex., 2016-17)
Trial counsel for UroPep, securing a plaintiff verdict in a patent infringement jury trial concerning Eli Lilly’s sales of Cialis to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The jury determined Eli Lilly infringed UroPep’s patent, rejected all of Eli Lilly’s invalidity defenses, and awarded $20 million in damages. Click here to read more about the trial victory; click here and here to read about the court’s denial of Eli Lilly’s post-trial motions.
Adinolfe et al v. Pratt & Whitney (S.D. Fla.)
Trial counsel for Pratt & Whitney in environmental tort cases alleging groundwater contamination in and around Pratt & Whitney’s facility in Palm Beach County, Florida, involving more than $1 billion in alleged property damage and personal injury claims. Defeated class certification (and excluded plaintiffs’ main expert) after a 5-day evidentiary hearing. Won summary judgment for two of the 21 related personal injury cases. The others have been stayed while one of the summary judgment orders is being appealed in the Eleventh Circuit. Bartlit Beck is serving as appellate counsel.
ET Plus Litigation (Jackson County, Missouri)
Trial counsel for defendants Trinity Industries and Trinity Highway Products in class-action litigation involving product liability claims related to Trinity's ET Plus guardrail end terminal system. Trial is set for April, 2020.
Bayer CropScience LP v. BASF SE (E.D. Va.)
Counsel for Bayer CropScience in patent dispute regarding polymorphs of tembotrione, the active ingredient in Bayer’s Laudis® herbicide. Case settled soon after complaint was filed.
- Adinolfe et al v. Pratt & Whitney (2018)