Alysia A. Solow is a Constantine Cannon LLP partner, as well as the Firm’s General Counsel and member of the firm’s Management Committee. She directs the firm’s e-Discovery Practice Group and is the intake partner in the Whistleblower Practice Group.
As Chair of the e-Discovery Practice Group, Ms. Solow advises clients on legal and technology issues related to electronic discovery and information governance. With a focus on emerging technology and data analytics, she guides clients through every facet of the e-discovery process in complex commercial litigation, antitrust litigation, whistleblower representation, as well as in the implementation of compliance and monitoring programs.
For potential clients of the Whistleblower Practice Group, Ms. Solow is often the first person they speak with at the firm, and she advises them on the merits of their potential claims and their decision about whether they should blow the whistle. Ms. Solow has experience on matters under the federal False Claims Act, equivalent state acts, and the whistleblower programs of the Internal Revenue Service and Securities and Exchange Commission, among others, and advises potential clients as they navigate the various options, laws, and legal procedures to be followed under existing whistleblower programs.
Ms. Solow has built a sophisticated team of attorneys, project managers and data specialists who negotiate discovery matters on behalf of clients, litigate discovery-related motions, and take and defend Rule 30(b)(6) depositions on data infrastructure, collection, preservation and spoliation issues. Clients in the United States and around the world, including in Europe, Asia, Canada, the Middle East and South America, have relied on Ms. Solow’s extensive international discovery experience, which includes navigating data protection laws.
Ms. Solow has practiced at the firm since 1997, and counsels clients on e-discovery law and best practices, litigation readiness, defensible collection and preservation strategies and litigation holds. In all of her work, she focuses on developing cost-effective discovery strategies for her clients. She has particular experience in the airline, payment systems, health care, insurance, publishing, telecommunications and advertising industries. Ms. Solow has overseen all aspects of e-discovery in some of the country’s largest antitrust lawsuits. She represents clients in both federal and state court and counsels clients on matters before the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, the various state attorneys general, and other federal and state enforcement agencies.
Amongst her many matters, Ms. Solow provided strategic guidance and oversight of the firm’s e-discovery efforts for over 60 of the nation’s largest merchants as plaintiffs bringing antitrust claims against payment card networks and issuing banks relating to credit- and debit swipe fees. She was counsel for All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. (ANA) in a class action alleging price fixing of passenger airfares following a resolved Department of Justice investigation. She was a member of the team representing Discover Financial Services in its antitrust case against Visa and Mastercard, which settled on the eve of trial with a $2.75 billion payment to Discover. Ms. Solow was counsel in a qui tam action against Mid Dakota Clinic in North Dakota alleging a kickback scheme between the medical group and its wholly owned ambulatory surgery center (ASC). Constantine Cannon represented the clinic’s former CEO, the whistleblower and relator in this False Claims Act case. The lawsuit charged that the clinic owners, whether or not they were surgeons, received a share of profits generated by their referrals to the ASC in knowing violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) and in contravention of the ASC safe harbor. The clinic, an affiliated entity, and its insurer agreed to pay a total of $5.45M to settle the case.
Education and Honors
Alysia A. Solow graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where she received the American Jurisprudence Award in Property, the Thomas Gallivan, Jr. Memorial Award, and the Irwin Law Merit Scholarship. She was also recipient of a grant from the Public Interest Law Group for her work with the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund. Ms. Solow graduated with honors from Union College in Schenectady, New York. Ms. Solow was selected to the 2013 through 2022 Super Lawyer lists for both New York Metro and the New York Women’s Editions.
Ms. Solow is a member of the New York Women Antitrust Lawyers Group, Women in eDiscovery’s NYC chapter and The Sedona Conference’ Working Groups on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG-1) and International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure (WG-6). She was a contributor to the ABA Section of Antitrust Law’s Antitrust Law Developments (6th edition, 2007). Ms. Solow is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut, and before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Partner Alysia Solow spoke on the panel, Ready. Set. Strategize. at The Master’s Conference, July 23, 2019 in New York, New York. Click here to...Read More