Overview

Alec has experience in multiple practice areas, including product liability, personal injury, toxic torts, corporate governance, antitrust, and employment law. He has worked on deposition preparation, document review, and has drafted motions and memoranda. He brings a detail-oriented and thoughtful approach to his clients’ issues.

Alec is a dedicated volunteer and pro bono attorney. He has worked as a pro bono attorney for the National Immigrant Justice Center, where he assisted the policy team in advocating for national reforms and helped coordinate and execute multi-organizational appropriations requests and proposals for immigration reform to congressional offices.

  • Credentials

    Education

    • IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2020, magna cum laude
      2020 Order of the Coif
      2020 Bar & Gavel Society
      Ten CALI Awards, including Legal Writing I and II, Agency Law, Evidence, and Employment Litigation
      Fay Clayton Award for Outstanding Oral Advocate
      Dean’s Honor List
      Moot Court Honors Society, Vice President
      Chicago-Kent Law Review, Executive Articles Editor
      Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring Association, Co-Founder, Vice President
      Hon. Bertina Lampkin, Illinois Appellate Court, First District, Chicago, IL, Judicial Extern (2018)
    • Western Michigan University, Lee Honors College, B.A., Economics and Criminal Justice, 2016, summa cum laude
      Presidential Scholar of Economics
      Criminal Justice Scholar Award

    Bar Admissions

    • Illinois
          • Insights

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            Two Common Threshold Issues in LLC Ownership Disputes: Choice of Law and Subject Matter Jurisdiction

            Ownership disputes often arise from a common scenario: a few friends start an LLC together. The friends each take an ownership interest in the LLC and decide to organize their LLC under Delaware law. Over time, the business grows, but the friendship crumbles. The friends disagree about the direction of the business, resulting in a dispute over control of the company. Despite the friends’ best efforts to resolve the dispute amicably, litigation seems likely.

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            Attorney-Client Privilege in Ownership Disputes: Three Ways Companies Can Shield Privileged Communications From Their Directors

            Directors owe fiduciary duties to the company. To make informed decisions and satisfy those fiduciary duties, directors generally have broad access to the company’s books and records.

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            Cannabis Legalization in Key States: Connecticut Becomes Fifth State in 2021 to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

            Following its neighboring states, Connecticut legalized recreational cannabis after Governor Ned Lamont signed the Responsible and Equitable Regulation of Adult-Use Cannabis Act (RERACA) on June 22.

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            Attorney-Client Privilege in Ownership Disputes: When Directors Can Access Privileged Corporate Records

            Consider this scenario: the directors of ABC, Inc. are choosing sides over control of the company, although no director has sued any other director or the company yet. John is one of ABC’s directors. He wants to review emails between other board members and ABC’s attorneys discussing the battle for control. Can a majority of ABC’s directors withhold these privileged communications from John?

            Blog Post

            California Appellate Court Vacates $15 Million Punitive Damages Award

            Schiff Hardin Product Liability & Mass Torts Blog

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            Cannabis Legalization in Key States: New Mexico Legalizes Recreational Use and Lays Out New Licensing Framework

            New Mexico became the latest state to legalize recreational cannabis after Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the Cannabis Regulation Act (CRA) in mid-April. The law legalizes use, possession, manufacture, production, and sale as of June 29, 2021, and kicks off retail sales by April 1, 2022.

            Publications

            • “Betting on The Safety Act: How Relying on This Relatively Unknown Statute in Recent Litigation May be a Gamble,” 95 CHI.-KENT L. REV. 393 (2020)
            • “AI Goes to School - Implications for School District Liability,” (co-author) 67 BUFF. L. REV. 1329 (2019)
          • Citizenship

            Pro Bono Activities

            • National Immigrant Justice Center, Volunteer Attorney (Jan. 2021 - Present)

            Civic and Charitable Memberships

            • OSP Next (Mar. 2019 - Present)
            • The Bridge Teen Center (Sep. 2016 - Present)
            • Self-Help Web Center (Sep. 2017 - May 2018, Sep. 2019 - Mar. 2020)