Alex Spector is an associate in the litigation & enforcement group. Alex focuses her practice on government and internal investigations, complex commercial civil litigation, and regulatory matters.
Alex maintains an active pro bono practice, including assisting Criminal Justice Act appointed counsel in the representation of criminal defendants in federal court.
During law school, Alex was a member of the Fordham Urban Law Journal and participated in the Federal Litigation Clinic. She also served as a teaching assistant for first year Legal Writing and Research classes.
- Represents large financial institutions, investment managers, and individuals in criminal and civil investigations and proceedings brought by the SEC and DOJ.
- Conducts pre-acquisition due diligence for large private equity firms and other clients focused on anti-corruption, anti-money laundering and sanctions risk.
- Represented top-tier university in independent investigation in connection with "Varsity Blues" college admissions prosecution.
- Represented pharmaceutical company in high-profile federal multidistrict litigation, state court lawsuits, and related matters.
- Represented largest unsecured creditor in expedited bankruptcy proceeding regarding the allocation of hundreds of millions of dollars in administrative expenses among the debtor entities.
- Represented several independent directors of a Delaware corporation in expedited litigation arising out of contested proxy contest.
- Part of the trial team that represented a criminal defendant on federal public corruption and conspiracy charges in the Southern District of New York.
- Represented a medical device manufacturer in a class action securities fraud lawsuit.
- Co-author, “Ropes & Gray Discusses DOJ’s New Guidance on Inability-to-Pay Claims,” Columbia University Law School “Blue Sky Blog” (November 4, 2019)
- Co-author, “DOJ’s New Guidance on Inability-to-Pay Claims: A Clearer Path to Imposing Corporate Fines and Penalties,” Ropes & Gray Alert (October 29, 2019)
- Co-author, “Federal Claims Based on Land Use Regulation,” Chapter of the ABA treatise Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, Fourth Edition (November of 2018)
- JD, cum laude, Fordham University School of Law, 2016; Paul Fuller Scholar; Urban Law Journal, staff member; First Year Legal Writing and Research Teaching Assistant; Board of Student Advisors; Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award Recipient 2016
- BA (Psychology), distinction, University of Michigan, 2013; James B. Angell Scholar
Admissions / Qualifications
- New York, 2017
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2019