Alan S. Lewis

Alan S. Lewis

Illustrative Matters

  • Representation of Stephen B. Pence, former United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky and former Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, in connection with a lawsuit brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission in the Southern District of New York.
  • Representation of Dennis Kozlowski, the former CEO of Tyco, including the successful Article 78 challenge to the Parole Board’s denial of his initial application for parole, the filing of a petition for a writ of certiorari from the United States Supreme Court; a habeas corpus appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; and the appeal of the denial of his work release application to the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, following which Mr. Kozlowski was admitted to work release.
  • Representation of Bernard Jay Bagdis, a prominent Philadelphia, Pa. attorney, in the appeal of his criminal tax conviction to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
  • Representation of Christopher Finazzo, the former Chief Merchandising Officer of Aéropostale, Inc., including the successful defense at trial against the government’s accusation that Mr. Finazzo defrauded Aéropostale of money.
  • Representation of Appellant Bulldog Investors L.P., on appeal to the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, stemming from a civil rights lawsuit brought under Section 1983 of the Civil Rights Act challenging a blanket prohibition on hedge fund advertising as violative of the First Amendment.
  • Successfully defended an individual accused by the government of having invented many of the most sophisticated modern techniques of money laundering.
  • Briefed and argued the first appeal argued under New York’s death penalty statute after its enactment in 1995.
  • Represented purported Russian Oligarch in a dispute with the Putin government.
  • Defeated efforts to extradite well-known United Kingdom business figure.
  • Defended a Public Company CEO sued by the SEC.


  • B.A., 1982 University of Pennsylvania (magna cum laude)
  • J.D., 1986 New York University School of Law

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