P. Alexander Quimby

Associate

Orlando
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Overview

A litigator with a range of experience, Alex Quimby focuses his practice on complex commercial disputes, class actions and product liability cases. Alex’s approach to litigation involves advocating aggressively for clients without losing focus of their ultimate goals.

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Commercial, Fraud and Other Tort Litigation
  • Involved in representing Irving H. Picard, Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, LLC, in connection with BakerHostetler's role as court-appointed counsel.
  • Lead counsel in the defense of a client sued for wrongful death. After taking multiple depositions and obtaining an award of attorneys' fees as sanctions against the plaintiff for discovery violations, the case proceeded to court ordered arbitration. As lead counsel at arbitration, conducted direct and cross examinations of three parties and witnesses, presented other evidence, and made opening and closing arguments. Arbitrator entered award in favor of the client finding no liability. 
  • Represents a publicly traded company and commercial property owner in various construction and lease disputes. Experience includes obtaining dismissal of a plaintiff's claims with prejudice in a suit attempting to rescind a lease and obtaining summary judgment against a plaintiff in a suit concerning the build-out of premises and an alleged breach of lease. 
Class Action Litigation
  • Defended a major hospitality company in a putative class action filed in federal court for alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Did significant research and drafting on key matters, including drafting a motion to dismiss the complaint. The case was resolved without class certification after the plaintiff dismissed his claims.
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Experience

Commercial, Fraud and Other Tort Litigation
  • Involved in representing Irving H. Picard, Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, LLC, in connection with BakerHostetler's role as court-appointed counsel.
  • Lead counsel in the defense of a client sued for wrongful death. After taking multiple depositions and obtaining an award of attorneys' fees as sanctions against the plaintiff for discovery violations, the case proceeded to court ordered arbitration. As lead counsel at arbitration, conducted direct and cross examinations of three parties and witnesses, presented other evidence, and made opening and closing arguments. Arbitrator entered award in favor of the client finding no liability. 
  • Represents a publicly traded company and commercial property owner in various construction and lease disputes. Experience includes obtaining dismissal of a plaintiff's claims with prejudice in a suit attempting to rescind a lease and obtaining summary judgment against a plaintiff in a suit concerning the build-out of premises and an alleged breach of lease. 
  • Lead counsel in defense of a store owner sued for breach of contract that resulted in a favorable settlement for a nominal, undisputed amount.
  • Represents one of the world's largest energy companies in various actions. Drafted motion to dismiss resulting in dismissal with prejudice of a gross negligence claim asserted in a plaintiff’s initial complaint.  
  • Defends publicly traded company against negligence and products liability actions concerning allegedly defective equipment.  
  • Substituted in as lead counsel in the defense of individuals who were sued for securities fraud and other claims more than five years earlier. Obtained dismissal without prejudice of the plaintiff’s claims shortly thereafter and then quickly obtained a favorable settlement for a fraction of the plaintiff's alleged damages.
  • Defended an individual sued in federal court for alleged violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and Computer Crimes Act. Successfully opposed a request for preliminary injunction and drafted a motion to dismiss the claims. The case was resolved after voluntary dismissal of all claims with prejudice.
Class Action Litigation
  • Defended a major hospitality company in a putative class action filed in federal court for alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Did significant research and drafting on key matters, including drafting a motion to dismiss the complaint. The case was resolved without class certification after the plaintiff dismissed his claims.
  • Defended a hotel and resort company in a class action filed in federal court for alleged contractual violations. Drafted a memorandum in opposition to class certification and provided key research on the Class Action Fairness Act and other matters. The case was resolved without class certification after the plaintiff dismissed his claims. 
  • Defended a property owner in a putative class action filed in federal court for alleged violations of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Provided key research and drafting in support of arguments to dismiss the complaint and strike class allegations. The case was resolved without class certification after the plaintiff dismissed his claims. 

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association

Community

  • Central Florida Young Professionals Advisory Council 

Pro Bono

  • Successfully defended a nonprofit organization in a breach of contract dispute.

Prior Positions

  • Intern for the Honorable Ronald V. Swanson of the First District Court of Appeal of Florida
  • Professor Charlee Taylor: Legal Writing and Research Teaching Assistant
  • Professor Shawn Bayern: Research Assistant

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2014
  • Florida

Education

  • J.D., Florida State University College of Law, 2012, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, Florida State Law Review; Book Awards include Contracts, Secured Transactions, Florida Appellate Practice, and Legal Writing; Katzentine-Simon Scholarship, Mason Ladd Merit Scholarship
  • B.S., Sport Management, Florida State University, 2009, magna cum laude

Blog

In The Blogs

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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
Seventh Circuit Ties Class Counsel’s Recovery of Attorneys’ Fees to Amount Claimed by Class, in Context of a Judgment
November 20, 2017
On November 14, 2017, the Seventh Circuit issued its third opinion ending a class action that was almost a decade old. Holtzman v. Turza, No. 17-2330, 2017 WL 5450484 (7th Cir. Nov. 14, 2017). The class action alleged that the defendant...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
TCPA Class Denied Certification Due to Binding Authority of Yaakov and Proof of Individualized Issues of Consent
November 13, 2017
A recent order from the Northern District of Illinois granted a defendant’s motion to deny class certification regarding “unsolicited” fax advertisements allegedly sent in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
Eleventh Circuit Outlines the Key to an Individual Arbitration Agreement
October 10, 2017
The Eleventh Circuit recently upheld an arbitration agreement in a consumer class action involving checking overdraft fees. In Johnson v. KeyBank N.A., 11th Cir. No. 15-10779 (Sept. 26, 2017), the plaintiffs brought a putative class action...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
Corporation and Its Managers Held in Civil Contempt for Failing to Comply With Settlement Final Approval Order
September 26, 2017
Last month, Global Fitness Holdings LLC and its four managers were held in civil contempt for failure to comply with a final order approving a class action settlement. Gascho v. Global Fitness Holdings, LLC, S.D. Ohio No. 2:11-cv-436 (Aug...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
District Court Refuses to Enjoin State From Pursuing Claims That Fell Within Terms of Prior Class Settlement Agreement and Release
By P. Alexander Quimby
February 10, 2016
The court in In re Flonase Antitrust Litigation, No. 08-3301, 2015 WL 9273274 (E.D. Pa. Dec. 21, 2015) recently held that it could not enjoin the state of Louisiana from pursuing claims that, on their face, fell within the terms of an...
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