Alex R. Straus
As a member of Motley Rice’s Securities and Consumer Fraud team, Alex Straus represents individuals, unions, public pension funds and other institutional investors in securities fraud class actions and other shareholder lawsuits. In addition, Alex represents individuals in SEC whistleblower actions and in qui tam litigation under the False Claims Act.
Alex also has experience representing workers and family members suffering from mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases caused by occupational, environmental or household asbestos exposure. He is currently fighting on behalf of more than 2,000 merchant marines exposed to asbestos while on the job in litigation against ship owners and manufacturers of asbestos-containing products. In June 2013, Alex authored an amicus curiae brief filed in the Supreme Court of the United States in support of a shipyard worker killed as a result of asbestos exposure.
Alex previously worked as an associate attorney for a New York law firm handling construction, real estate, estate planning and family law cases. During this time, he represented construction industry employers, employer associations and ERISA funds in negotiating and drafting a broad range of contracts, policies and procedures as well as resolving and litigating disputes before state and federal courts. He also served as a family and divorce law mediator and is an American Arbitration Association (AAA) certified mediator.
Prior to joining Motley Rice as an associate, Alex served as a law clerk for the firm. Alex also clerked for The New England Patriots, working with the organization's General Counsel on real estate acquisitions, environmental compliance and collective bargaining issues.
An avid writer, Alex has authored two published books, Medical Marvels: The 100 Most Important Medical Advances (Prometheus Books) and Guerrilla Golf: The Complete Guide to Playing Golf on Mountains, Pastures, City Streets and Everywhere But the Course (Rodale Press), in addition to more than 100 nationally published feature-length articles. He was awarded the Kathleen Brit Memorial Prize in 2009 for Alternative Dispute Resolution, and the New York Press Association bestowed its Best Sports Feature award to Alex in 1999.
Alex serves as an Executive Board Member of the Gary Forbes Foundation, a nonprofit organization that advocates for diabetes research and education. Active in his community, he has volunteered with Volunteer of America's Operation Backpack, an organization that provides school supplies to more than 7,000 homeless children in New York City.
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