Education & Honors

University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2002

Editor in ChiefMichigan Telecommunications and Technology Journal

University of Michigan, cum laude, B.S. Computer Science and Political Science, 1999

Bar admissions


New York 

Professional activities and community service

Center for WorkLife Law, Board Member

Social Venture Partners - Chicago, Partner

Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Committee, co-chair Communications & Outreach Subcommittee; co-chair Principle Development Subcommittee

Adjunct Professor, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2006 to 2011

Alexandra (Alex) G. Buck

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Professional Practice

Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP, 2010-Present, Chief Operating Officer and Special Counsel

Alex is responsible for streamlining and strengthening the firm’s operational infrastructure to support and enhance the quality, value and service of all operating functions including:

  • Legal technology initiatives
  • Conflicts management
  • Associate and staff training
  • Litigation Support 
  • Records management
  • Firm suppliers
  • Facilities

Alex also advises the firm’s lawyers on all electronic discovery and legal technology issues.  She has significant expertise in all areas of electronic discovery law and policy, legal record holds/preservation, litigation readiness protocols, e-discovery technology as well as proactive records management.  Alex is a frequent speaker on the topics of electronic discovery and social media issues.

Prior to her work with Bartlit Beck, Alex was Senior Counsel and Director with Abbott Laboratories.  At Abbott, Alex spearheaded major technology initiatives, developed the corporation’s litigation readiness protocol, created and executed  corporate-wide training related to litigation, negotiated contracts to establish the legal vendor program and overhauled workflow and core e-discovery processes for efficiency and cost reductions.  She also managed IP litigation cases and served as the corporation’s key consultant for all domestic and international corporate business units on preservation of electronic data, and corporate record retention guidelines. 

Before joining Abbott, Alex practiced IP and commercial litigation with Reed Smith Sachnoff & Weaver.