Ken Alexander has more than thirty years’ experience representing public and privately held companies and individuals in complex federal and state court litigation, arbitrations, antitrust and competition law compliance, merger negotiations, pre-merger notification, and government investigations.

He primarily represents clients in the chemical, petrochemical, and construction industries. In addition, he advises on environmental and real estate litigation, trade secrets, insurance coverage, environmental claims, multiparty litigation strategies, directors' and officers' liability, antitrust and competition law compliance, and design of effective compliance programs.

Credentials

Education

J.D., Harvard Law School, 1978

B.A., Rice University, magna cum laude, 1975

Admissions

Texas

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit

Litigation Experience

  • Lead counsel for Formosa Plastics in trial over long-term gas processing contract.
  • Lead counsel for KBR in CERCLA, Solid Waste Disposal Act, and fraud trial over a pipeline spill.
  • Lead counsel for Prospect Capital in defending a lender liability fraud claim and recovering Prospect’s attorneys' fees.
  • Lead counsel for Formosa Plastics in litigation over construction of a multi-billion-dollar chemical plant.
  • Lead counsel for ICO, Inc. in an environmental insurance coverage dispute with AIG Insurance.
  • Lead counsel for client in in trade secrets trial over the use of engineering drawings.
  • Lead counsel for an individual in litigation over mismanagement of $100 million family trust.
  • Lead counsel for insureds in disputes with insurers over directors' and officers' coverage.
  • Lead counsel for client in defending a complex construction contract and interpleader action involving more than 40 claimants to retainage funds of $2 million, successfully negotiating settlements with all parties.
  • Lead counsel for environmental services firm in a multiparty lawsuit seeking a $200 million recovery of Superfund site cleanup costs.
  • Lead counsel for target defendant in an antitrust lawsuit alleging conspiracy and monopolization in the credit reporting industry.
  • Lead counsel for clients in numerous merger investigations by the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission in a wide variety of industries, including the plastics, milk, gas pipeline, oil services, and credit reporting industries.
  • Lead counsel for NKK Corporation in arbitration over construction of an offshore ore transfer station off coast of Venezuela.
  • Lead counsel for publicly-held corporation in fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract claims against the former CEO and CFO of the corporation.
  • Lead counsel for former shareholder in defending against a $100 million fraud and breach of contract lawsuit brought by First Data Corporation, which had purchased and later written off the acquired company.
  • Lead counsel for private company in arbitrating a dispute with a software development firm.
  • Lead counsel for advanced technology environmental services firm in defending antitrust litigation brought by a competitor.
  • Lead counsel for large national bank in litigation with former borrowers.
  • Lead counsel for real estate development and management company in breach of contract and fraud litigation over developments and leases.
  • Lead counsel for defendant in multiparty litigation alleging antitrust violations in the laboratory equipment industry.
  • Lead counsel for TEPPCO in tax indemnity litigation with ConocoPhillips and BP.

Affiliations

State Bar of Texas, Member

Houston Bar Association Antitrust Section, Chairman

American Bar Association, Member

Houston Bar Association Antitrust, Construction, and Litigation Sections, Member

Boy Scouts of America Troop 55 Houston, Scoutmaster

Palmer Memorial Episcopal, Chancellor