Mr. Alexander practices out of the New York office, where he focuses on securities fraud, corporate governance and shareholder rights litigation.
As a principal member of the trial team prosecuting In re Merck Vioxx Securities Litigation, Mr. Alexander helped recover over $1.06 billion on behalf of injured investors. The case, which asserted claims arising out of the Defendants’ alleged misrepresentations concerning the safety profile of Merck's pain-killer, VIOXX, was settled shortly before trial and after more than 10 years of litigation, during which time plaintiffs achieved a unanimous and groundbreaking victory for investors at the U.S. Supreme Court. The settlement is the largest securities recovery ever achieved against a pharmaceutical company and among the 15 largest recoveries of all time.
Mr. Alexander was also a principal member of the trial team that prosecuted In re Schering-Plough Corp./ENHANCE Securities Litigation and In re Merck & Co., Inc. Vytorin/Zetia Securities Litigation, which settled on the eve of trial for a combined $688 million. This $688 million settlement represents the second largest securities class action recovery against a pharmaceutical company in history and is among the largest securities class action settlements of any kind. As lead associate on the firm’s trial team, Mr. Alexander helped achieve a $150 million settlement of investors’ claims against JPMorgan Chase arising from alleged misrepresentations concerning the trading activities of the so-called “London Whale.” Mr. Alexander also played a key role in obtaining a substantial recovery on behalf of investors in In re Penn West Petroleum Ltd. Securities Litigation. He is currently prosecuting Medina v. Clovis Oncology, Inc.; In re HeartWare International, Inc. Securities Litigation; Schaffer v. Horizon Pharma PLC; and Park v. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp., among others.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Alexander represented institutional clients in a number of high-profile securities, corporate governance, and antitrust matters.
Mr. Alexander was an award-winning member of his law school's national moot court team. Following law school, Mr. Alexander served as a judicial clerk to Chief Justice Michael L. Bender of the Colorado Supreme Court.
Super Lawyers has regularly selected Mr. Alexander as a New York “Rising Star” in recognition of his accomplishments.