Alexander R. Zwillinger

Alexander R. Zwillinger
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Alex Zwillinger plays a key role on teams that provide counsel to individuals and businesses facing white collar criminal or regulatory investigation, SEC scrutiny or complex business disputes.

Alex works closely with the firm’s partners on all aspects of effecting winning offensive and defensive strategies in the face of significant allegations or litigation. Working side-by-side with other team members, he reviews charges and claims, investigates the facts, deposes witnesses, researches relevant case law, proposes strategy and participates in all aspects of interactions with investigators, opposing counsel and court officials.

Previous to entering into private practice, Alex was a law clerk for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts in the Public Corruption and the Narcotics and Money Laundering Units. In that capacity, he worked closely with Assistant U.S. Attorneys in all stages of criminal prosecution including investigation, charging, discovery, plea negotiations, pretrial litigation, trial, sentencing and appeal in cases involving embezzlement, bribery, fraud, extortion, false statements, money laundering, drug trafficking and murder. Additionally, he served internships with the SEC and the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

His work and experience on the prosecution side of cases provided valuable insight into how to mount an effective defense against government investigators and regulators.

Alex holds a J.D. from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, where he served as an Associate Editor of the Hofstra Law Review and a senior member of the Moot Court Board. He is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


  • Represented individual executives and employees of a pharmaceutical company in connection with a DOJ anti-kickback investigation.
  • Represented the chief financial officer of an internet technology company in connection with an SEC investigation into alleged securities fraud.
  • Represented a real estate developer in ongoing business disputes with other shareholders in a close corporation.
  • Represented a physician who sat on the board of directors for multiple drug development companies in connection with the production of confidential business documents.
  • Represented a homeowner in arbitration and Superior Court proceedings against an architect and builder relating to serious design and construction defects.





  • JD, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, Cum Laude
  • B.A., Tufts University