The global law firm Jones Day announces that Alexander V. Maugeri has joined the Firm's Government Regulation and Business & Tort Litigation practices. Mr. Maugeri, who joins Jones Day as of counsel after serving as Deputy Assistant Attorney General and as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division, is based in the Firm's New York Office.
"Alexander is a highly-credentialed attorney who will supplement our team of seasoned litigators with government experience," said Don McGahn, former White House Counsel who co-leads Jones Day's Government Regulation Practice. "Given the breadth and depth of his knowledge of civil rights, employment, and corporate matters, he will be a key contributor and I am pleased to welcome him to Jones Day."
At the DOJ, Mr. Maugeri's portfolio as Deputy Assistant Attorney General included supervising approximately 70 attorneys across three litigating sections: Appellate, Employment Litigation, and Immigrant and Employee Rights.
In his role as Chief of Staff for a Division of more than 590 employees and as Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Mr. Maugeri worked in trial court and the U.S. Courts of Appeals on the full range of civil and criminal laws enforced by the Civil Rights Division and oversaw the Division's nationwide appellate practice. That included cases involving the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Fair Housing Act, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), hate crimes laws, and the criminal prohibition on excessive force by law enforcement. He also served as an advisor to Division leadership on policy and enforcement decisions, and routinely engaged with the highest levels at the DOJ.
While at the DOJ, Mr. Maugeri collaborated with other federal agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Department of Education, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Department of Labor. Internationally, he served as a United States delegate before the United Nations Universal Periodic Review—a platform in which member states' human rights records are examined on a five-year cycle.
"Alexander is a smart and accomplished lawyer, with experience in both private practice and government service, and is known as a highly collaborative professional who has effectively supervised large teams of attorneys and legal professionals," said Lee DeJulius, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's New York Office. "Our entire team here welcomes him to Jones Day and we are excited to work with him to serve our clients in New York and around the world."
Before his service at the DOJ, Mr. Maugeri worked as a litigation associate at a law firm in New York where he conducted trial, arbitral, and appellate litigation matters, including government investigations and lawsuits, involving securities, M&A, product liability, and contract claims. This included work on a successful appeal, described by Law360 as "a defining moment for the New York AG's ability to police the investment industry," in which the New York State's highest court ruled that the Martin Act securities law had a statute of limitations half as long as previously believed.
Mr. Maugeri also served as law clerk for Judge Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge Leslie H. Southwick of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School and magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Princeton University with a degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.