Services Provided

Nationwide litigation practice; advice on reputation protection

Areas Served

Defamation; privacy torts; copyright infringement; general business and entertainment litigation


Alexander is an Oxford University graduate who began his career as a barrister in England in 1982. He moved to Los Angeles and was admitted to the California bar in 1988. He is a litigator with an emphasis on media, entertainment and business disputes. Many of his cases have international dimensions. He co-founded Rufus-Isaacs, Acland & Grantham in 2010. He is President of the Beverly Hills Bar Association for 2023-2024, has been selected as a Super Lawyer for 2017-2024 by Southern California Super Lawyer Magazine, Lawyer of the Year for Copyright in 2023 in LA by Best Lawyers, and has been honored as a media litigator by numerous international law and business organizations. He specializes in representing plaintiffs in libel in fiction and docudrama.

He currently represents former world champion free diver Pipin Ferreras in a defamation lawsuit against Netflix and others filed in March 2023: https://variety.com/2023/film/news/netflix-sued-no-limit-free-dive-murder-1235567149/

He currently represents Rachel Williams in a defamation lawsuit against Netflix filed in August 2022: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/inventing-anna-ignites-defamation-suit-against-netflix-1235208118/

Though he primarily acts for plaintiffs, Alexander was California counsel for News Group, publishers of The Sun, in its successful defense of a libel action brought in the High Court in London by Johnny Depp, obtaining several orders under 28 USC 1782. See https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/amber-heards-makeup-artist-fighting-live-testimony-johnny-depps-uk-libel-trial-1296661

He represented legendary chess player Nona Gaprindashvili in a defamation lawsuit filed against Netflix over a statement in The Queen’s Gambit. See Gaprindashvili v. Netflix, Inc., No. 221CV07408VAPSKX, 2022 WL 363537, (C.D. Cal. Jan. 27, 2022), appeal dismissed, No. 22-55143, 2022 WL 18635797 (9th Cir. Oct. 4, 2022)

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