Mary Rose Alexander serves as the Vice Chair of both the global Litigation & Trial and the Environment, Land & Resources Departments and has broad experience in complex commercial litigation, insurance and environmental law. In particular, Ms. Alexander has litigated matters concerning toxic torts, environmental matters, major industrial accidents, product liability/consumer fraud, insurance coverage and other complex commercial matters.
She has particular proficiency in coordinating multi-state and multi-forum litigation and trial practice. Ms. Alexander has been named multiple times as one of the leading insurance lawyers in the US by Chambers USA. In addition, she is recognized as a Local Litigation Star in the Benchmark Litigation Guide (Illinois) and in Benchmark Litigation's Top 250 Women in Litigation. Ms. Alexander is also recommended for Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Consumer Products by The Legal 500 US 2014. She has also been selected by her peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 for her work in Environmental Law.
Ms. Alexander’s toxic torts and environmental litigation practice includes multi-plaintiff defense in numerous federal and state courts involving alleged exposure to chemicals, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), lead, metals and solvents. Her practice includes defending clients in the most hostile jurisdictions through all aspects of the case including motion practice, case management, expert discovery and trial. She has also represented clients in various high-stakes environmental matters in federal and state courts.
Ms. Alexander’s insurance recovery practice includes litigation and alternative dispute resolution of a wide variety of coverages and claims, including product liability, first-party property damage, business interruption and environmental contamination. These lawsuits involve multiple claims in multiple forums against multiple parties.
Ms. Alexander has defended scores of clients in tort, contract and insurance matters arising from industrial accidents. She has been involved for her clients in connection with industrial accidents at numerous facilities, including a power plant, an ice cream manufacturing facility and an automotive supply manufacturing facility. These matters are being litigated in federal and state courts across the country.