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Alexandra Gallo-Cook

Associate

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+1.212.692.6259

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Lexie focuses her practice on complex litigation, achieving successful results for clients in the areas of antitrust, real estate, insurance, and commercial disputes.  Lexie is an experienced trial lawyer in federal and state court, having participated in bench and jury trials across the United States.  She works closely with clients to coordinate strategy at both the trial and appellate levels.  Lexie represents a wide range of clients, including those from the healthcare, financial, and manufacturing industries.

Lexie maintains a robust pro bono practice focused on providing legal assistance to clients with outstanding cases in family court or facing immigration challenges. Most recently, she successfully served as lead trial counsel in a pro bono custody case in New Jersey Family Court, which centered on challenging immigration issues.

Prior to joining Mintz, Lexie worked as a litigation associate for an international law firm, where she focused on competition matters.  Prior to law school, Lexie participated in the Fulbright Program as an English teaching assistant in Italy.

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center (JD)
  • Middlebury College (MA)
  • Wake Forest University (BA, summa cum laude)

Experience

  • Currently representing a New England-based mutual insurance company in a bad faith claim case pending in Rhode Island State Court.
  • Served on trial team in federal antitrust jury trial of a nationwide class action alleging global price fixing in sales of capacitors.
  • Represented Qiagen N.V. as part of the antitrust counsel team in its $11 billion sale to Thermo Fisher Scientific, announced in March 2020.
  • Successfully defended Neurotrope Biotechnology Inc in a securities class action case, achieving a complete victory at the motion to dismiss stage.
  • Served as lead trial counsel in arbitration proceedings, obtaining full dismissal of all charges against professional sports team in a matter alleging variety of contract and tort claims.
  • Obtained full dismissal on motion to dismiss in real estate matter pending in New York Supreme Court.
  • Represented international client, successfully obtaining determination by International Trade Commission, later affirmed by the Federal Circuit, barring importation of infringing products. 
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of commercial client in a contract dispute in New York State Court.

Recognition & Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Involvement

  • Committee Member, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Languages

- Italian

Viewpoints

Pro Bono Viewpoint

Opening the Door to the New Beginning

January 10, 2022 | Article

In a multistage pro bono engagement, Mintz represented a young man who fled gang violence in Ecuador in detention hearings after he entered the United States, then helped him obtain state court findings supporting a petition to USCIS for permission to remain in the country in the custody of an aunt.
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Busy Week for the FTC Shows Aspirations of and Limitations on Chair Khan’s Enforcement Agenda

July 9, 2021 | Blog | By Bruce Sokler, Joseph Miller, Alexandra Gallo-Cook

Last week was momentous for the Federal Trade Commission.  First, the campaign use antitrust to reign in “Big Tech” faced a setback as the United States District Court for District of Columbia dismissed the FTC’s suit against Facebook (as well as a similar suit brought by virtually all the State Attorney Generals).  In juxtaposition, on July 1, 2021, the FTC held an unusual open meeting of the Commission.  Clearly indicating that she intends to utilize her 3-2 Democratic majority while she has it1, Chair Lina Khan passed several agenda items foreshadowing broad, aggressive antitrust enforcement activity by the FTC.
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The landscape for foreclosures and evictions in New York State is constantly evolving. With the entire State of New York in Phase 4 of New York Forward, the courts have begun to reopen (at least virtually) and certain foreclosure proceedings have resumed. Eviction proceedings remain stayed as against those commercial and residential tenants who demonstrate COVID-related hardship.
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New NYC Legislation Prohibits Enforcement of Personal Liability Provisions in Commercial Leases

June 4, 2020 | Blog | By Therese Doherty, Alexandra Gallo-Cook

On May 26, 2020, Mayor de Blasio signed into effect N.Y.C. Council Int. No. 1932-A (2020). The law amends NYC administrative code by rendering unenforceable provisions in commercial leases providing for personal guaranties by individuals where the tenant’s business was negatively impacted by COVID-19.
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UPDATED: New York State Stays Evictions and Foreclosures Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 22, 2020 | Blog | By Therese Doherty, Alexandra Gallo-Cook

Recent Executive Orders by New York Governor Cuomo and Administrative Orders by the New York State courts effectively have stayed the enforcement of residential and commercial evictions and foreclosures in New York through June 20, 2020, and barred the commencement of any such new proceedings until further order of the courts.
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On March 23, 2020, the New York Senate proposed legislation that would forever waive rent payment obligations and mortgage payment obligations due from certain residential tenants and small business commercial tenants for 90 days in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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This alert reviews executive orders by New York Governor Cuomo and administrative orders by the New York State courts that have stayed residential and commercial evictions and foreclosures in New York.
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New York on Pause: What Landlords Need to Know

March 24, 2020 | Blog | By Alexandra Gallo-Cook, Jennifer Kiely

As part of the “New York State on PAUSE” response to the COVID-19 outbreak, on March 20, 2020 Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order No. 202.8 requiring a 100% reduction of the in-person workforce of all non-essential businesses in New York State. While the reduction of in-person workforce is broad reaching, the essential services exception serves to allow landlords to continue providing basic security, janitorial service, and other services truly needed for maintaining and operating their buildings.  Furthermore, landlords and tenants should be able to maintain the IT infrastructure needed for remote work, provided they are doing so in a manner that otherwise comports with the NY State on Pause requirements. 
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