Alexander Martin Madrid


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  • Yale Law School, JD, Editor, Yale Law Journal and Yale Journal on Regulation, 2011
  • University of Pittsburgh, BA, Political Science, Philosophy and English Literature, summa cum laude, 2008
  • University of Pittsburgh, BS, Economics, summa cum laude, 2008
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Spanish

Alex’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation. He has extensive experience representing major financial institutions in securities litigation created by the housing crisis, including representation of issuers and underwriters of residential mortgage-backed securities. He has also represented financial institutions in ERISA and foreign-exchange trading litigation, as well as major regulatory investigations. Alex has also advised clients on commodity futures and derivatives matters, including representation before the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Intercontinental Exchange, and New York Mercantile Exchange. He has a diverse array of experience involving commercial, energy, and environmental litigation. Alex also advises clients on the creation and implementation of written information security plans, data breach response policies, and information security policies and procedures.

Before joining McGuireWoods, Alex was a litigation associate for an international law firm based in New York. As a law student, he served as an editor on the Yale Law Journal, Yale Journal of Regulation and interned for Yale Law School’s Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization, where he represented a number of clients in immigration and asylum proceedings.

Alex actively supports causes in his community. He has been honored by the Empire State Counsel for performing more than 50 hours annually of pro bono representation.

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Alex Madrid
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Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3142

Served a secondment at one of the nation's largest broker-dealers, serving as in-house counsel in the Firm's regulatory group and managing investigations by the SEC, FINRA, and state securities regulators.

Conducted internal reviews and investigations of Financial Advisors, Traders, and other Firm employees in connection with regulatory investigations.

Representation of financial institutions and traders in regulatory proceedings involving spoofing, wash trading, high frequency trading, and other market practices.

Advised corporations involved in Superfund Site on CERCLA liability issues involving complex claims of successor liability.

Representation of a major midstream pipeline and gas storage operator in multiple disputes over the validity of oil and gas production and storage leases.

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