Born in the Bronx Sept. 24, he graduated from Great Neck North High School, where he was yearbook editor and played varsity baseball. At Princeton he majored in the Woodrow Wilson School (cum laude); was a member of Whig-Clio, lightweight crew, and Russian Club; was chairman of the Trenton Tutorial Project and a University Scholar; and ate at Campus.
After a Fulbright year in Bordeaux, France, he attended Yale Law School and then clerked for the Honorable Constance Baker Motley. He was a partner from 1979 to 2009, and of counsel from 2009 at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. A successful corporate litigator, co-author of the treatise Takeover Defense and a lifelong advocate for civil rights, Alex was a former board and executive committee member of the Legal Aid Society of New York and board member of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.
Alex is survived by his wife of 47 years, Edna; sons Jason and his wife, Abby *13, Carl and his wife, Nicole, Matthew ’09 and his wife, Karen, and Eric and his wife, Lexi; grandchildren Henry, Aliza, and Galon; and sister Barbara. The class extends its profound sympathies to them all.