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Alexander D. Widell

T: (516) 873-2000 Ext. 233
F: (516) 873-2010

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Alexander Widell is a Partner of the firm and serves as Co-Chair of its Litigation Practice Group.  Mr. Widell has over 30 years of experience in complex business litigation and focuses his practice on high stakes business disputes.  He has vast experience in corporate governance, securities litigation, and hospitality where he has represented luxury hotel owners and operators in “bet-the-business” litigation.  Mr. Widell has represented directors and officers, underwriters and certified public accountants in federal securities cases and investigations brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission and private plaintiffs.   He also counsels directors and officers concerning matters of corporate governance and derivative litigation, as well as individual and institutional fiduciaries in trusts and estates litigation.  Mr. Widell also litigates complex employment disputes, and has successfully represented both employees and employers and their management in non-compete litigation and in lawsuits brought under the state and federal discrimination laws.

Mr. Widell is also well-versed in alternative dispute resolution, and has tried cases to conclusion in arbitrations conducted under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association, the New York Stock Exchange and FINRA.

As a recognized leader in his field, Mr. Widell has served as a speaker and frequent author on various topics relating to complex business litigation.

Mr. Widell was also an adjunct professor at The New York Law School where he taught legal writing and research.


New York Law School, J.D. 1990 cum laude
Editor, The New York Law School Journal of Human Rights
State University of New York at Albany, B.A. 1984


Mr. Widell is admitted to practice in New York.  He is also admitted before the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the First, Second and Federal Circuits and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.


Mr. Widell is a member of the American Bar Association, New York Bar Association and New York City Bar Association.


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2009-NY Metro Super Lawyers®
-American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence, Federal Courts and the Federal System
-American Jurisprudence Award For Excellence, Trial Advocacy
-New York State Trial Lawyers Association Sidney Tolmage Memorial Scholarship

 Published Articles

“How to Maximize the Effectiveness of Foreign Language Depositions,” ABA Litigation Section Practice Points, March 26, 2020
“Pleading Demand Futility: He Who Does Not Hesitate Is Lost,” New York Law Journal, September 22, 2017
“Hotel Wars Come to New York,” New York Law Journal, July 3, 2014
“The Diversity Hurdles Unincorporated Associations Face,” New York Law Journal, September 13, 2010
“Defending Claims Following Bankruptcy Dismissal,” New York Law Journal, May 9, 2009
“Sarbanes -Oxley Meets the Reform Act: Whistleblower Allegations,” New York Law Journal, March 31, 2003
“Fiduciary Duties of Corporate Directors in a Financially Troubled Economy,” Directorship (Vol. XXVII No. 7), February 2002
“Looking at Directors’ Duties in a Troubled Economy,” New York Law Journal, February 28, 2002
“Securities Litigation: Joint and Several Liability and Contribution,” Securities Litigation 1994 (Practicing Law Institute Series), October 1994

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