Alejandra (Alex) Contreras Macias

Alejandra (Alex) Contreras Macias
Associate
acontreras@masseygail.com

Massey & Gail LLP
50 East Washington Street
Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60602

Office: 312.283.1590
Direct: 312.379.0752
Fax: 312.379.0467

Alejandra Contreras Macias graduated from New York University School of Law, where she participated in NYU's Immigrant Rights Clinic and spent a year advocating for immigrants in deportation proceedings. At NYU, she was part of the Latino Law Students Association and an editor for the NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy.

Before joining Massey & Gail, she worked at Miller Johnson in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft in New York City. Alejandra has represented large corporations in complex shareholder derivate suits and multi-party disputes. Born and raised in Mexico, Alejandra is fluent in Spanish and passionate about immigrant rights, women's rights, and education. Alejandra volunteers for the American Civil Liberties Union.

Education

  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 2016
  • University of Rochester, B.A., 2011

Admissions

  • New York
  • Michigan
  • Not yet admitted to practice in Illinois;
    admission expected May 2020

Publications

  • 2016 Year in Review: Securities Litigation and Regulation,” Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, Jan. 24, 2017; New York State Releases Final 'First-In-Nation' Cybersecurity Rules,” National Law Review, February 28, 2017.

Languages

  • Spanish

Representative Matters

  • Represented a major pharmaceutical corporation in a derivative suit brought by shareholders alleging artificial stock inflation. 
  • Represented a sporting national governing body in suits brought by several hundred women alleging negligence in preventing sexual abuse.