Alexander Keith Ehmke

Associate
New York
  • 1271 Avenue of the Americas
  • New York, NY 10020
  • USA
Profile Experience

Alex Ehmke is an associate in the New York office and is a member of the Litigation & Trial Department.

Mr. Ehmke is a member of the White Collar Defense & Investigations, Securities Litigation & Professional Liability, and Complex Commercial Practices.

Mr. Ehmke was James Kent Scholar and Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar at Columbia Law School and was an articles editor for the Columbia Business Law Review.

Mr. Ehmke’s experience includes representing:

  • A major global investment bank in connection with investigations by the SEC, FINRA, and multiple state regulatory bodies regarding its supervision of a complex investment product
  • Mobile Telesystems PJSC, an international telecommunications company, in connection with allegations of securities fraud stemming from representations concerning a Department of Justice investigation and related Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations; won dismissal of all claims; Salim v. Mobile Telesystems PJSC, 2021 WL 796088 (E.D.N.Y. 2021)
  • Phillip Morris International, a tobacco manufacturing company, in connection with allegations of securities fraud stemming from representations relating to a new heat-not-burn tobacco product; In re: Philip Morris Intl. Inc. Sec. Lit., 1:18-cv-08049 (S.D.N.Y. 2021)
  • Facebook in consolidated consumer class action arising out of a criminal attack on Facebook’s web platform that affected approximately 29 million users globally; defeated class certification on a  multi-billion damages claim; Adkins v. Facebook, Inc., 3:18-CV-05982
  • A social media company in connection with multiple privacy- and security-related investigations brought by the Federal Trade Commission
  • A private consulting company and its directors in connection with a putative stockholder class action alleging that the company conducted an unfair and coercive stock buyback
  • The former Chief Financial Officer of Wilmington Trust Corporation at a trial for charges brought by the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware relating to allegations of accounting and securities fraud; US v. Wilmington Trust Corp. et al., 1:15- CR-00023*
  • A former manager at Deutsche Bank at a trial brought by the Department of Justice in the Southern District of New York relating to allegations of wire fraud in connection with Deutsche Bank’s LIBOR submissions; US v. Connolly, 1:16-CR-00370*

*Matters handled prior to joining Latham

Thought Leadership
  • Co-author, 2nd Circ. Adds To Authority on Securities Law Preclusion, Law360 August 2018
  • Co-author, 2 Recent Decisions Provide Stock Promotion Guidelines, Law360 January 2017
  • Co-author, The Yates Memo: 6 Months Later, Law360 March 2016
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