Alexander H. Gillespie (Alex)


ConnecticutDistrict of ColumbiaNew JerseyNew York


New Jersey - Parsippany

2001 Route 46

Parsippany, NJ 07054

New York - Manhattan

40 Exchange Place

New York, NY 10005

Practice Areas

Class Actions, Collective Actions, and Mass Torts

Construction & Construction Defects


Food & Beverage Liability


Insurance Coverage

Premises Liability

Product Liability

Professional Liability



Alex is a Partner based in the Parsippany and Manhattan offices with over 30 years of experience managing and handling complex insurance coverage actions and other complex civil litigation (including multi-party and class action litigation), including appeals, in numerous state and federal courts across the United States. Alex has successfully represented clients in both litigated and non-litigated matters including insurance contract disputes and other commercial matters, government contracts disputes, attorney malpractice and other professional errors and omissions claims, products liability claims, construction defect and general negligence claims.

Prior to joining the Firm’s practice, Alex served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia specializing in employment discrimination litigation.

Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Connecticut
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

Notable Matters

  • Representing a federal government contractor in catastrophic personal injury matters.
  • Defending a not-for-profit organization against sexual abuse claims.
  • Defending a general liability insurer in the enforcement of a sub-limit of liability endorsement.
  • Defending a specialty glass manufacturer in a significant products liability claim.
  • Representing a primary insurer in a dispute arising out of business interruption claims.
  • Obtaining summary judgment for a title insurer in a dispute arising out of a mortgage flipping scheme.
  • Representing a primary and excess insurer in coverage dispute arising from clergy sexual abuse claims.
  • Representing a hospitality franchisee in a franchise agreement dispute.
  • Representing a beverage importer in complex personal injury claims.


  • Washington University in St. Louis, J.D., 1986
  • St. Michael’s College, B.A., cum laude, 1981

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association (Insurance Law Section; Construction Law Section)