Alexandre H. Rene
Alex is the office managing partner of Ropes & Gray’s Washington, D.C. office, serves as co-chair of Ropes & Gray’s award-winning global anti-corruption and international risks practice and is a member of the Litigation and Enforcement practice group. Alex has extensive experience representing corporate entities and their executives in connection with litigation and investigations arising out of white collar criminal prosecutions, grand jury investigations, criminal antitrust investigations, and corporate compliance matters. A seasoned litigator who has successfully handled numerous cases in federal and state courts, Alex has also represented his clients in civil matters such as breach of contract, tortious interference, business conspiracy, fraud, criminal conversion, and forum non conveniens. Alex also spent two years on secondment in London advising primarily on anti-bribery issues.
Prior to entering private practice, Alex was an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia and a Trial Attorney in the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Criminal Division, Fraud Section. While in the Fraud Section, Alex served as a member of the DOJ’s Corporate Fraud Task Force and prosecuted matters involving mail, wire and procurement fraud, campaign finance and securities fraud, obstruction of justice, money laundering, and violations of the Travel Act and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), among other offenses.