J. Alexander Hood II joined Pomerantz in June 2015 and was elevated to Of Counsel to the Firm in 2019. Alex leads the Firm’s case origination team, identifying and investigating potential violations of the federal securities laws. Alex played a key role in securing Pomerantz’s appointment as Lead Counsel in actions against Yahoo! Inc., Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., Wynn Resorts Limited, Mylan N.V., The Western Union Company, Perrigo Company plc, and Blue Apron Holdings, Inc., among others. He was honored in 2019 as a Super Lawyer® in the New York Metro area
Alex also assists Pomerantz clients with respect to evaluating and pursuing recovery in foreign jurisdictions, including matters in the Netherlands, Germany, the UK, Australia, Denmark, and elsewhere.
Prior to joining Pomerantz, Alex was a litigation associate at Alston & Bird LLP and an attorney at Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP, where he was involved in commercial, financial services, corporate governance and securities matters.
Alex graduated from Boston University School of Law (J.D.) and from the University of Oregon School of Law (LL.M.). During law school, he served as a member of the Boston University Review of Banking & Financial Law and participated in the Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition. In addition, Alex clerked for the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee and, as a legal extern, worked on the Center for Biological Diversity’s Clean Water Act suit against BP in connection with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Alex is admitted to practice in New York and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the District of Colorado, the Eastern District of Michigan, and the Northern District of Illinois.