Robert Alexander is a senior litigation paralegal in consumer finance matters, namely lender liability cases. He assists attorneys with matters involving complex and class action litigation, as well as consumer finance actions.
In addition to drafting legal documents—such as agreements and correspondence—Robert also coordinates and prepares case closing submissions to clients. He also has substantial experience in case and document management and has worked with a number of electronic databases and e-discovery methods. Robert is also experienced with a number of software programs, including Summation Enterprise and Relativity.
Robert first joined Hinshaw as a legal assistant and became a paralegal with the firm several years later. His background also includes working as a transactional paralegal with a firm that focused its practice in affordable housing finance and development, and cooperative/condominium law. Robert began his career with J.D. Sellier & Co. in Trinidad and Tobago, where he spent more than a decade as a commercial litigation paralegal.
Some of the cases on which Robert 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. Robert 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. Robert 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. Robert 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. Robert 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, Robert 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. Robert assisted in the review and tagging of thousands of emails in anticipation of production.
B.A., Government & Politics, Saint John's University, 2007
A.A.S., high honors, Paralegal Studies, Berkeley College, 2004