FisherBroyles, LLP, the first and world’s largest distributed law firm partnership, is pleased to announce the additions of Wayne Alder and Alfred J. Monte, Jr. as partners and litigators in the firm’s Naples, Fla., and Philadelphia offices, respectively.

“Wayne and Alfred are great additions to the team of successful litigators in our Southwest Florida and Philadelphia offices,” said FisherBroyles General Counsel and Managing Partner of Litigation Joel M. Ferdinand. “Wayne and Alfred also continue the growth that has made FisherBroyles the largest distributed law firm partnership in the nation.”

Mr. Alder said, “I look forward to working alongside my new colleagues to deliver the brand of high-level service and value that clients expect from FisherBroyles.”

Mr. Monte added, “I am thrilled to collaborate with other attorneys who combine their Big Law experiences with the platform that FisherBroyles offers for delivering high-level, cost-effective legal services to our clients.”

Mr. Alder concentrates his practice on litigation matters and represents companies, individuals and municipalities. He has experience in the litigation of claims related to professionals’ business and international transactions. He also handles the defense of directors and officers against trustees in bankruptcy, as well as matters related to marine and shipyard liability, product liability, environmental claims, personal injury, construction defects and claims, cyber risks and claims, architects and engineers, and insurance coverage disputes. Mr. Alder also has experience in the area of condominium law, the Florida Condominium Act, homeowners association issues, general liability, and property claims and defense.

Previously, Mr. Alder was a partner at Kaufman Dolowich &Voluck LLP in Boca Raton, Fla. He also formerly was a partner with Becker & Poliakoff in West Palm Beach, Fla., and served as co-managing partner with Seiden, Alder & Matthewman, P.A., in Boca Raton, Fla.

Mr. Alder received his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Hartwick College. He also attended Regent’s University in London.

Mr. Monte focuses his nationwide practice in business risk management, both preventative and post-litigation. He has litigated and tried to conclusion cases in virtually every jurisdiction in the nation. The vast majority of his practice involves businesses operating in federally regulated environments, focusing on the often-conflicting obligations of regulated businesses to disclose adverse events to regulatory agencies and the resulting liability exposure such disclosures cause. He is actively sought out by medical device, pharmaceutical, biotech and other businesses regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to design and manage risk before and after litigation has initiated. He is well-versed in traditional and alternative risk management strategies.

Prior to joining FisherBroyles, Mr. Monte served as the founding chair and later as co-chair of the Life Sciences Practice Group at Fox Rothschild, LLP for more than 11 years.

Mr. Monte received his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from DeSales University.

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