Stephen D. Alexander
Partner, Bingham, McCutchen LLP
Stephen D. Alexander’s practice includes a broad range of significant business litigation, with particular emphasis on securities, corporate governance and acquisition-related matters.
Recently, he represented the Special Committees of Guitar Center Inc., Inter- Tel Inc., Tarrant Apparel Group, Inc., and APP Pharmaceutical, Inc. in defeating shareholder claims challenging proposed mergers approved by those committees. He also represented Shamrock Holdings Inc. and Roy E. Disney and Stanley P. Gold in litigation related to their efforts to change management at The Walt Disney Company and the Save Disney campaign. He successfully represented Messrs. Disney and Gold in the recent shareholder derivative litigation involving Disney’s hiring and termination of Michael Ovitz. Mr. Alexander is a member of the American Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, and New York State Bar Association. He volunteers his time on the Advisory Board, Institute for Corporate Counsel, University of Southern California, Gould School of Law and Board of Directors of the Friends of the Los Angeles Law Library. His awards include Top Attorney in Corporate Litigation (Securities Litigation) — Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition (2009), Super Lawyers, Southern California, Securities Litigation (2007–2008, 2010–2013), and Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition, Securities Litigation (2009).
Mr. Alexander earned his BA from Macalester College in 1971 and his JD in 1975 from University of Minnesota Law School.