During his more than 25 years of practice, Alex Pilmer has litigated a broad range of complex cases, trying more than a dozen to verdict. His substantial experience includes complex commercial litigation, bankruptcy litigation, as well securities and shareholder disputes involving allegations of financial fraud, mortgage-origination and securitization, and shareholder rights. He has also represented clients as first chair in patent litigations in District Courts across the country, and in matters before the ITC.

A candid and aggressive advocate for his clients, Alex was recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. for his work in Financial Services: Litigation.

Alex is a regular instructor and judge of the Kirkland Institute for Trial Advocacy (KITA), where he teaches techniques to make the best use of depositions, cross-examine witnesses effectively, and deliver powerful closing arguments.


Thought Leadership


“Swindler's List,” Los Angeles Lawyer, June 2009 (co-author); cover story examining the legal issues facing victims of collapsed Ponzi schemes

“In the Wake of Collapse: Approaches to Ponzi Scheme Litigation,” Kirkland Alert, February 2009

Perfect 10 v. Google: A Transformative Case, The Hollywood Reporter, Esq., May 29, 2007


Lessons Learned From a Billion Dollar Litigation: Fiduciary Duties in Delaware LLCs, February 2007

Regular instructor and judge at the Kirkland Institute of Trial Advocacy


Recognized in the 2012–2014 and 2016 editions of The Legal 500 U.S. for Financial Services: Litigation

Memberships & Affiliations

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Member of the Board of Directors

Los Angeles County Bar Association

American Bar Association, Litigation Section

Association of Business Trial Lawyers


Admissions & Qualifications

  • California
  • New York


  • Loyola Law School, Los AngelesJ.D.cum laude1993
    Order of the Coif
  • Occidental CollegeA.B., Economics & Political Sciencecum laude1988
    Phi Beta Kappa