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My firm specializes in the resolution of disputes through negotiation, mediation/arbitration and/or litigation. I represent clients in state and federal court, including in the bankruptcy and probate courts, throughout the country. I also represent trustees, administrators, and beneficiaries in trust and estate administration, including trust and probate litigation, work with start-up companies, and counsel small business owners and trade associations on corporate matters.


I am admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of California, New York, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia; the Court of Appeals for the D.C., Second and Ninth Circuits; the U.S. Supreme Court; and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
    26 years
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
    26 years
  3. Corporate: 15%
    26 years
  4. Energy: 10%
    16 years
  5. Chapter 11: 5%
    26 years



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Law Offices of Alan Z. Yudkowsky

26500 W Agoura Rd Ste 223
Calabasas, CA, 91302


NYCurrently registered 199103/07/2016
DCInactive 199307/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of AppreciationLos Angeles Superior Court Temporary Judge Program2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Certificate of AppreciationLos Angeles Superior Court Temporary Judge Program2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Certificate of AppreciationLos Angeles Superior Court Temporary Judge Program2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Certificate of AppreciationLos Angeles Superior Court Temporary Judge Program2011
Certiicate of AppreciationLos Angeles Superior Court Temporary Judge Program2010
Certificate of AppreciationLos Angeles Superior Court Temporary Judge Program2009
Certificate of AppreciationLos Angeles Superior Court Temporary Judge Program2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalLaw Offices of Alan Z. Yudkowsky2011 - Present
PartnerStroock & Stroock & Lavan1986 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Civil Air Patrol, US Air Force AuxiliaryDeputy Squadron Commander2015 - Present
Judicial Council of CaliforniaMember, Civil and Small Claims Advisory Committee2014 - Present
Civil Air Patrol, Auxiliary U.S. Air ForceLegal Officer2013 - Present
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteN/A2008 - Present
Energy Bar AssociationN/A2001 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1998 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/A1998 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationN/A1991 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People of the State of California ex rel. Bill Lockyer v. Sempra Energy Trading Corp. (S.D. Cal./9th Cir.)Won; affirmed on appeal
Lockyer v. British Columbia Power Exch. Corp., et al. (FERC)Favorably settled
In re Western Wholesale Natural Gas Antitrust Litig., MDL 1566 (Dist. Nev./9th Cir.)Favorably settled
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Publication nameTitleDate
StroockThe Guide to Greenhouse Gas Regulation, 3d ed.2010
Stroock2020 Vision: California Approves Climate Change Scoping PlanN/A
StroockThe Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008: Investing in the Green Economy Through Renewable Energy Tax Credits, Tax-Exempt Bonds and Green Building IncentivesN/A
StroockThe Supreme Court and Long-Term Energy Contracts: Seller BewareN/A
StroockPresident Bush Signs Broad Energy Bill Intended to Reduce Fossil Fuel Dependence and Address Climate ChangeN/A
StroockA Guide to FERC Anti-Manipulation AuthorityN/A
StroockCalifornia’s Proposition 80: A Turn For The WorseN/A
StroockAn Overview of FERC’s Market-Behavior Rules for Wholesale Sellers of Natural Gas and ElectricityN/A
StroockWill You Be The Next Frank Quattrone or Arthur Andersen? The Importance of Maintaining a Company-Wide Document Retention PolicyN/A
StroockFERC Establishes Price-Reporting Guidelines for Energy TradersN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine University School of LawDispute ResolutionLL.M - Master of Laws2016
New York Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Thomas Edison State CollegeHumanities/Vocal PerformanceBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Carbon Trading ConferenceThe State of Climate Change Legislation2010
The New Regulatory Climate: Greenhouse Gas Regulation in the Obama AdministrationGreenhouse Gas Regulation2009