Alexander Maugeri is a former senior U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) official whose trial and appellate practice centers on financial markets litigation, DOJ investigations, and agency rulemakings. Among his victories is a ruling by New York’s highest court that the Martin Act’s statute-of-limitations was half what the government had long claimed.
Alexander currently represents clients in class action and aggregate litigation involving fair lending, copyright and antitrust as applied to securities, and novel issues related to COVID-19. He also counsels on administrative law challenges and represents institutions facing civil and criminal investigations by the DOJ and a state attorney general.
Previously, Alexander was deputy assistant attorney general and chief of staff in Washington for the DOJ Civil Rights Division, directing the appellate, employment litigation, and immigrant and employee rights sections, and working with DOJ’s top-three officials. His cases involved the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Fair Housing Act (FHA), Section 1324b of the Immigration and Nationality Act, Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), constitutional, and criminal laws.
His appellate work includes oral arguments before the en banc Second Circuit, en banc Sixth Circuit, New York First Department, and briefing cases in all 12 U.S. courts of appeals and in the U.S. Supreme Court. At the DOJ, Alexander also served as a U.S. delegate to the United Nations.
Before the DOJ, Alexander litigated at a major American law firm in New York on securities, fraud, Delaware corporate and contract cases, and state attorney general matters.