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Denise Alvarez

Counsel

Background

Denise Alvarez is Counsel in the Firm’s Commercial Litigation practice group where her practice focuses on various forms of complex litigation in both federal and state courts and in arbitration. Ms. Alvarez has robust experience litigating matters involving bankruptcy, class actions, contracts, fiduciary duties, copyright, and antitrust, on behalf of companies in the media, finance, energy, insurance, and manufacturing industries.

Ms. Alvarez has been involved in successfully representing clients in a number of high profile matters, including one of North America’s largest suppliers of chemical products in multidistrict antitrust litigation with over 70 consolidated cases, Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. in numerous contested matters and adversary proceedings in Bankruptcy Court, as well as in successful mediations, and the National Geographic Society in class action copyright infringement matters involving the Complete National Geographic, a compendium of all of the issues of National Geographic Magazine.

Ms. Alvarez has represented several pro-bono clients, including clients seeking to become naturalized citizens, seeking asylum and seeking to adopt foster children living with them. In addition, Ms. Alvarez litigated Lozano v. City of Hazleton, with the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (now LatinoJustice PRLDEF), where they secured a successful landmark result on behalf of several individuals who could not otherwise afford counsel.

Ms. Alvarez received a B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany, summa cum laude, and her J.D. from Pace University School of Law, magna cum laude. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Westchester Women’s Bar Association.

Ms. Alvarez is fluent in Spanish.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Westchester Women’s Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Bar/Court Admissions

  • New York
  • United States District Court for Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Education

  • B.A. , State University of New York at Albany , Summa Cum Laude, 1999
  • J.D., Pace University School of Law, Magna Cum Laude, 2002

Languages

  • Fluent in Spanish