Alex is a member of the firm’s nationally ranked Government Investigations and White Collar Litigation department, located in our Downtown Los Angeles office. Alex represents individual and corporate clients in criminal investigations and civil enforcement matters, including investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. His practice also handles all aspects of complex civil litigation, including work on dispositive issues and appeals in lawsuits involving energy companies and financial institutions. Alex has particular experience with FinTech clients and has worked on major cross-border investigations arising from public corruption and FCPA allegations.
Alex maintains an active pro bono practice and advocates for the civil rights of marginalized populations with a focus on the rights of the incarcerated, the unhoused, and immigrants.
Alex attended Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. While at Loyola, Alex completed Loyola’s civil litigation concentration, and worked to overturn wrongful criminal convictions in the school’s acclaimed Innocence Project. He also served as executive editor of Loyola’s Entertainment Law Review. Originally from Tennessee, Alex completed his undergraduate at the University of Memphis, where he earned a degree in Philosophy and graduated cum laude.
- Represents an energy corporation in environmental litigation involving claims by governmental entities with potential liability of over $50MM.
- Represents FinTech company and its principals in cross-agency federal investigations and state attorneys general inquiries.
- Advised pharmaceutical distributor on compliance program following an unannounced DEA inspection and drafted attorney proffer to negotiate a favorable civil resolution with DOJ and state regulators.
- Responded to DOJ subpoenas related to sanctions and exports controls and FCPA compliance.
Pro Bono Experience
- Successfully obtained evidentiary hearing in Alabama habeas proceedings on behalf of incarcerated individual seeking to overturn an unconstitutionally secured conviction and capital sentence.
- Successfully defended against summary judgment on behalf of unhoused Los Angeles residents in litigation alleging unlawful seizure of property pursuant to an unconstitutional municipal code.
- Successfully defended against a removal action on behalf of Mexican family seeking asylum after fleeing cartel persecution and domestic violence.
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
- Co-author, Impacts of Sanctions and Export Controls on Supply Chains, Global Investigations Review, The Guide to Sanctions: Fourth Edition, September 29, 2023
- Author, DOJ Announces Safe Harbor Policy for Mergers and Acquisitions, Subject to Inquiry, October 6, 2023
- Co-author, "‘Makhani’ and the Limited Subject-Matter Jurisdiction of State Attorneys General", New York Law Journal, May 12, 2023
- Author, DOJ Announces Program Incentivizing Clawbacks of Compensation, Subject to Inquiry, March 6, 2023
- Author, Cross-Border Enforcement and Trends — 2022 Year in Review, McGuireWoods Legal Alert, February 21, 2023
- Author, "Notable Litigation – January 2023", Ponzi Perspectives, February 10, 2023
Loyola Law School Los AngelesJDCivil Litigation Concentration
Executive Editor, Loyola Law School Entertainment Law Review2022
University of MemphisBAPhilosophy
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