Alex focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense, corporate investigations, regulatory advice, and complex commercial litigation. He has experience with all sizes of internal investigations spanning a wide array of subject matter and has served clients from various industries, including sports and entertainment, technology, and financial services.
His white collar and regulatory experience involves matters brought by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against individuals and institutions concerning allegations of insider trading and other securities fraud, health care fraud, and violations of regulatory rules. In addition, he has represented multinational corporations in complex commercial disputes, particularly with structured finance litigation surrounding toxic securities sold to investors during the financial crisis of 2007-2008.
Alex has been involved throughout all stages of corporate investigations, including by participating in dozens of witness interviews, performing due diligence of client records, drafting investigatory reports and supporting documents, and advising clients on navigating legal and regulatory exposure. Additionally, he participates in witness interviews in criminal and civil matters brought by the DOJ and SEC, resolves discovery matters initiated by the government, and analyzes exposure and defenses to a wide range of federal claims.
His recent experience has included second-chairing nearly a dozen offensive and defensive depositions, handling extensive fact and expert discovery, and drafting motions and amended pleadings in a structured finance litigation involving approximately $1 billion in toxic securities sold to investors. Alex has drafted pleadings and motions in both state and federal court and assisted with witness preparation for government interviews and regulatory examinations, depositions, and trial. Further, he has advised clients regarding compliance with FINRA regulations in contexts such as M&A and high-frequency trading.
Alex served as a law clerk in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida, where he assisted with the federal prosecution of financial crimes, narcotics, and a range of other criminal offenses. He also served as a clinical attorney at the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, where he successfully prosecuted numerous bench trials for a wide range of felony and misdemeanor criminal offenses. Prior to his legal career, Alex worked as an investment analyst for Raymond James Financial.
His pro bono work is focused on providing criminal defense to indigent clients through the Bronx Defenders, a public defense nonprofit that provides services to low-income criminal defendants in Bronx County. These cases often involve complex immigration issues.