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Alexander D. del Russo

Alexander D. del Russo

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Overview

Alexander del Russo practices in all areas of commercial litigation, with an emphasis on employment litigation. The exclusive focus of his practice is on the management side, representing employers in all aspects of labor and employment litigation. He has tried over a dozen federal and state jury trials in the past 10 years involving claims of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.

In federal courts, Alexander has actively defended clients from claims brought under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Section 1981, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Additionally, he has experience defending Section 1983 civil rights litigation as well as defending colleges, universities, and private secondary schools in Title IX litigation and related claims.

Similarly, in state court, Alexander has defended clients against claims brought under the Florida Civil Rights Act, the Florida Whistleblower Act, the workers' compensation retaliation statute, and related retaliation and tort law claims. In the area of business litigation, Alexander has represented clients in a wide range of business disputes in bench trials, jury trials, and arbitrations proceedings.

Alexander is board certified by The Florida Bar in both Civil Trial Law and in Business Litigation.

Experience

  • Rodriguez v. Alpha Inst. of S. Fla., Inc., No. 9:10-cv-80714, 2011 WL 5103950 (S.D. Fla. Oct. 27, 2011).
  • Lawson v. Plantation Gen. Hosp., 704 F. Supp. 2d 1254 (S.D. Fla. 2010).
  • Mann v. Barnard Constr. Co., No. 9:08-cv-81108, 2009 WL 3667078 (S.D. Fla. Oct. 26, 2009).
  • Tafalla v. All Fla. Dialysis Servs., Inc., No. 9:07-cv-80396, 2009 WL 151159 (S.D. Fla. Jan. 21, 2009).
  • Nurse "BE" v. Columbia Palms W. Hosp. Ltd. P'Ship, 490 F.3d 1302 (11th Cir. 2007).
  • Saltzman v. Bd. of Comm'rs of N. Broward Hosp. Dist., 239 F. App'x 484 (11th Cir. 2007).
  • Powell v. Carey Int'l, Inc., 490 F. Supp 2d 1202 (S.D. Fla. 2006).
  • Camara v. Brinker Int'l, No. 9:03-cv-80752, 2004 WL 5561676 (S.D. Fla. Dec. 13, 2004).
  • Rocky v. Lawnwood Reg'l Med. Ctr., 54 F. Supp 2d 1159 (S.D. Fla. 1999).
  • Hosp. Corp. of Am. v. Fla. Med. Ctr., Inc., 710 So. 2d 573 (Fla. 4th DCA 1998).
  • Fromm-Vane v. Lawnwood Med. Ctr., Inc., 995 F. Supp. 1471 (S.D. Fla. 1997).
  • Hosp. Corp. of Am. v. Jarvinen, 624 So. 2d 303 (Fla. 4th DCA 1993).
  • In re FSLIC, 837 F.2d 932 (11th Cir. 1988).

Recognition

  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by The Florida Bar
  • Board Certified in Business Litigation by The Florida Bar
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top 100 in South Florida, South Florida Legal Guide
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Employment Litigation and Defense, Super Lawyers Magazine (2006–2019)
  • Florida Legal Elite, Labor and Employment, Florida Trend Magazine (2005–2016)
  • Top Rated Lawyers Guide to Labor and Employment Law, The American Lawyer  (2012)
  • Appointed by the chief judge of the Southern District of Florida to serve on the Federal Magistrate Retention Panel (2011)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
    • Federal Court Practice Committee (2001–2006, 2012–present)
    • Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

  • “Challenges in Dealing With the 'Difficult' Lawyer," Association of Legal Administrators Conference (February 14, 2012)
  • “Sexual, Racial, and Other Harassment in the Workplace,” Sterling Education Services (September 27, 2011)
  • “Social Media and E-Discovery,” Palm Beach County Bar Association (May 2011)
  • “Employee Retaliation Claims,” Employment Law for Accountants Seminar, West Palm Beach, FL (November 12, 2009).
  • “Employee Retaliation Claims,” Daily Business Review Labor and Employment Roundtable (February 2007)

Credentials

Education
  • University of Miami School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1980)
  • Duke University (B.A., cum laude, 1977)
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
Board Certifications
  • Business Litigation
  • Civil Trial Law
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Florida State Courts

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