The award was established in 2014 and is presented to either a current or former FSDA member who has embodied the mission of the FSDA. Each recipient honored, has worked tirelessly to inspire, advocate for and empower the securities industry and to provide education opportunities for its members and the investing public. Having been an FSDA member for almost 30 years, and after having served admirably as FSDA president twice (2016 and 2018), this award is well-deserved.
Alex is a Principal with Bressler, Amery & Ross. His litigation practice includes the representation of financial services firms in a myriad of cases. He has substantial courtroom experience, having tried civil and criminal cases and argued appeals in both state and federal court. Alex’s representation of the financial services industry includes regulatory investigations and enforcement actions, arbitrations and civil litigation, including class actions. He is an experienced litigator in bankruptcy court, representing creditors and defendants against whom an adversary proceeding is filed.
A true trial lawyer and passionate advocate, Alex consistently executes and has achieved impactful resolution and forward thinking, trial ready dispute resolution strategy. He strives to deliver industry-leading value and an unwavering focus on meeting his client’s overall objectives at an appropriate cost.
Alex is also a member of Bressler's Senior and Vulnerable Investor Group. The lawyers in this group have a shared interest in providing counsel to corporate clients who confront issues affecting seniors.
Before joining Bressler, Alex served as an Assistant Public Defender from 1979-82; a Staff Attorney and Chief for the Branch of Investigations and Enforcement of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from 1982-84; and Corporate Counsel for Raymond James Financial, Inc. from 1984-89. He entered the private practice of law in May 1989.
In addition to his commitment to the law, Alex is a published short story writer and a dedicated swimmer and cyclist.