Mary Rose Alexander, Global Chair of Latham & Watkins’ Environmental Litigation Practice, represents clients in complex commercial litigation and trials involving class actions, toxic torts, environmental matters, industrial accidents, products, insurance, and commercial contracts in state and federal courts and arbitration forums across the country.
A nationally recognized trial lawyer, Ms. Alexander represents Fortune 500 companies in some of their most difficult, high-stakes litigation, often in the most hostile jurisdictions.
She has been recognized by publications such as Chambers USA, Law Dragon, The American Lawyer, The Legal 500, Crain’s Chicago Business, and Best Lawyers in America for her trial work. Recently, Ms. Alexander was named to the Top 250 Women in Litigation 2020 by Benchmark Litigation, which recognized lawyers who “participat[ed] in some of the most impactful litigation matters in recent history.” In representing clients, she draws on considerable success defending against multi-state, multi-plaintiff litigation, particularly with energy, manufacturing, and chemical company clients. She is especially skilled in cases involving complicated scientific matters related to chemicals such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), lead, metals, and solvents.
Ms. Alexander has tried scores of complex commercial cases across the country related to:
- Class actions
- Toxic torts
- Environmental regulations
- Major industrial accidents
- Product liability / consumer fraud
- Energy / oil and gas contracts
- Insurance coverage
Her diverse platform and unique skill set led to her appointment as the firm’s Vice Chair of both the Litigation & Trial Department and the Environmental, Land & Resources Department; positions she held for six years. She is currently the firm’s Global Chair of the Women Enriching Business Committee and leads the firms efforts to promote women in the legal profession.