Robert A. (Bob) Alessi has joined Meltzer Lippe as a partner in the Litigation Practice Group after being a partner for almost 30 years in the New York City office of Cahill Gordon & Reindel. Bob began his career at Cahill upon graduation from Columbia Law School where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.
Bob’s experience includes both litigation and arbitration at the pretrial, trial and appellate stages across the nation in myriad practice areas, including, among others, constitutional issues; securities fraud class actions and derivative lawsuits; proxy contests; insurance and insurance brokerage; employment restrictive covenants; defamation; contract disputes and business torts.
In addition, Bob has conducted internal corporate investigations and defended a wide variety of investigations commenced by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission and other governmental and quasi-governmental agencies regarding alleged accounting fraud; securities law violations; misuse of retail vendor allowances; insider-trading; and fraudulent and abusive sales practices involving healthcare companies.
Tom McGowan, Chair of our Litigation Practice Group enthusiastically stated “We welcome Bob to our strong commercial litigation practice knowing that his skill and experience will expand our ability to best serve our clients.”
“Bringing in someone with Bob’s experience and pedigree adds to the high esteem with which Meltzer Lippe is viewed in the legal world.” declared Managing Partner David Heymann.
“In our 50th year, we are adding a partner that will enhance the value of our firm” affirmed founder and Chairman, Lew Meltzer.