Robert Alexander is a litigation paralegal. He assists attorneys with matters involving complex and class action litigation, as well as white collar crime.
Mr. Alexander performs substantial case and document management, working with a number of electronic databases and e-discovery methods. He drafts legal documents and correspondence.
He is experienced with a number of software programs, including PC Law, Amicus Attorney, Summation Enterprise, Clearwell and Inference Data.
Mr. Alexander maintains the database that houses Hinshaw’s “Model Law Firm Risk Management Manual,” and coordinates the manual’s distribution to national and international clients.
Mr. Alexander joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in August 2007 as a legal assistant. He became a paralegal with the firm in March 2011. He began his career with J.D.Sellier & Co. in Trinidad and Tobago, where he spent more than 10 years as a commercial litigation paralegal. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Alexander was a transactional paralegal with a firm that focused its practice in affordable housing finance and development, and cooperative/condominium law.
Some of the cases on which Mr. Alexander has assisted include:
- People v. Greg Doherty, et al. An 11-month trial where three former Marsh executives were acquitted of felony charge stemming from alleged bid-rigging, price-fixing and collusion activities. This trial comprised more than 22 million pages of discovery documents. Mr. Alexander was instrumental in organizing, reviewing and preparing trial exhibits utilizing the 22 million pages.
- Esmart Technologies v. Wayne Drizin, et al. In this case, former employees allegedly misappropriated an invention developed by Esmart. Mr. Alexander assisted attorneys in the preparation for depositions, including reviewing and organizing documents, hard drives and reports from experts, and attended and coordinated the documents and exhibits used at deposition.
- Breach of Contract/Environmental case. A company sued a well-known insurance company for breach of contract and seeking indemnification in connection with remedial environmental cleanup costs. Mr. Alexander assisted the attorneys in reviewing thousands of client documents. He was also part of the team that traveled to the client’s warehouse to review more than 300 boxes of documents in preparation for motion to amend complaint and discovery. Mr. Alexander also assisted in preparing a detailed privilege log consisting of more than 200 privileged documents. He provided assistance in compiling and preparing voluminous deposition exhibits. Finally, as the matter moved to mediation, Mr. Alexander assisted in the preparation for mediation and was tasked with tracking and maintaining a spreadsheet of all environmental expenses incurred by the plaintiffs. Plaintiffs received a seven-figure settlement.
- Benefits Administrator Dispute. A company terminated the contract of its benefits administrator due to poor performance and the cost incurred to remedy the problems. Mr. Alexander assisted in the review and tagging of thousands of emails in anticipation of production.
B.A., Government & Politics, St. John's University, 2007
A.A.S., high honors, Paralegal Studies, Berkeley College, 2004