Overview

Alejandro (“Alex”) Moreno is a partner in the Business Trial Practice Group in the Firm's San Diego office.

Areas of Practice

Alex practices general business and commercial litigation in state and federal courts. He is also experienced in private dispute resolution and arbitration, including FINRA arbitration, and has succeeded on behalf of his clients after full arbitration and brokered favorable pre-arbitration settlements.  Alex also handles appeals in the California Court of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit. 

Alex represents clients in the banking and finance, mortgage, cannabis, hospitality, technology and telecommunications, restaurant and franchise, energy and extraction, and healthcare industries.  He defends consumer class actions, securities litigation and shareholder derivative suits, cross-border litigation, and litigation for high-net-worth individuals and companies with a need for Spanish speaking counsel.  Alex has prevailed as named counsel in complex securities fraud class actions under Section 10(b) of the Exchange Act of 1934 and has defended derivative claims involving California, Nevada, and Delaware corporations.  He is also experienced in the law of receivership and has managed the legal affairs of businesses placed into receivership.

Start-up companies turn to Alex to formalize their corporate governance, set up effective employee equity compensation plans, and analyze potential conflicts of interest to help them ramp up to Series A funding.   

Alex lived for two decades in Mexico and Spain and applies his familiarity with Latin American culture to successfully solve legal disputes for Latin American clients.  For example, he has successfully resolved labor disputes involving primarily Spanish speaking workforces.  Alex has also led and organized fact gathering investigations for U.S. companies with factories in Latin America.

A prolific writer, Alex regularly contributes to various legal blogs discussing developments in the law affecting public companies, issuers of securities, banking and finance regulations, the enforceability of arbitration agreements and class action waivers, and companies with business in Latin America.

As part of his pro bono work, Alex has successfully resolved guardianship and immigration matters.  He also regularly advises charities and public interest groups on regulatory and dispute resolution matters.

Experience

Honors

Honors

San Diego Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2015-2020

Insights

Articles

Corporate & Securities Law Blog Posts

Class Action Defense Strategy Blog Posts

Financial Institutions Law Blog Posts

Latin American Law Blog Posts

Media Mentions

Speaking Engagements

  • "Spanish Language Webinar to Latin American Subsidiary of U.S. Company re Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance," June 2013

Memberships

Memberships

Board Member, San Diego County Bar Foundation, 2017-2020

Ambassador for the California Minority Counsel Program

Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers

Alumni, Louis M. Welsh American Inns of Court

Member, San Diego County Bar Association

Member, Harvard Alumni Association

Event Coordinator, San Diego Cambridge Alumni Association

Digital Media

Education

J.D., Harvard Law School, 2008

LL.M, University of Cambridge (King's College), 2007, Commercial Law

B.A. University of California, Santa Barbara, 2003, high honors

Admissions

  • California
  • Southern District of California
  • Central District of California
  • Northern District of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Languages

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