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.
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 favorable rulings, case proceeded to court ordered arbitration. Conducted direct and cross examinations, presentation of evidence, opening and closing arguments, and all other facets of arbitration that resulted in award in favor of 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. 
  • Defended and advised various companies facing class action claims brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Provided key research and drafting of dispositive motions at various stages of litigation.

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
The US Supreme Court's Ruling in American Pipe Does Not Extend to Allow Tolling of Statutes of Limitation in Successive Class Actions
June 13, 2018
In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court has limited the reach of its landmark decision in American Pipe & Constr. Co. v. Utah, 414 U.S. 538 (1974), which tolled the statute of limitations applicable to a timely filed putative class...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
State Court Adoption of Comcast v. Behrend
By Albert G. Lin, Rand L. McClellan
June 11, 2018
In Comcast v. Behrend, 569 U.S. 27 (2013), the United States Supreme Court clarified the requirements for establishing that classwide injury and damages predominate over individual issues for the purposes of FRCP 23(b)(3). In particular...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
2018 Class Action Landscape
May 15, 2018
In 2016, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, resolving a circuit split on whether an unaccepted offer of judgment pursuant to Rule 68 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure could moot a named...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
Proposed Rule 23 Amendment for Class Action Settlement: Sea Change or Codification of the Status Quo?
May 11, 2018
Proposed amendments to the class action settlement process in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(e) are scheduled to take effect on Dec. 1, 2018. One of the proposed amendments requires that “[t]he parties must provide the court with...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
Federal Authorities Continue to Monitor Proposed Class Action Settlements
By Douglas A. Vonderhaar
April 18, 2018
Officials at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) continue to scrutinize class settlements to ensure that neither defendants nor class action counsel are improperly benefiting at the expense of class...
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