Alan S. Lewis

Alan S. Lewis

Illustrative Matters

  • Representation of three international businessmen as plaintiffs in three defamation cases, one against the online publisher of the infamous "Trump dossier," another against the U.S. based opposition research firm and its principal who commissioned the reports, and the third against the firm and former British intelligence operative who gathered and wrote the report.
  • 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 a major player in the biotech investment sector threatened with publication, by a leading news agency, of an article accusing it of creating a conflicted securities marketing structure that disadvantages investors. 
  • 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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