Alejandra (Alex) Contreras Macias



Massey & Gail LLP
50 East Washington Street
Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60602

Office: 312.283.1590
Direct: 312.379.0752
Fax: 312.379.0467

Alejandra Contreras Macias is an experienced complex commercial litigator. She has represented banks, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies and sporting bodies in multi-party and class action suits through all phases of litigation. She has guided clients through complex issues of class certification, derivative suits, and secured transactions.  Alejandra skillfully manages the demands of complex cases such as working with numerous co-counsel and investigative agencies. Her cases routinely require massive e-discovery efforts, and she is experienced at leading large document review teams.

After graduating from the University of Rochester, Alejandra worked as a paralegal in two New York law firms before attending New York University School of Law.  Alejandra has a long-standing commitment to immigrant rights. During her time as a paralegal, she assisted with pro bono immigration cases.  In law school, she represented an immigrant in deportation proceedings through the NYU Immigrant Rights Clinic. Alejandra also spent the summer after her first year of law school interviewing dozens of immigrant victims of sex trafficking to file T-Visa applications.

At NYU, Alejandra was a member of the Latino Law Students Association and an editor for the NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy. She is passionate about immigrant rights, women’s rights, and education. She is currently serving on the board of directors of Chicago Debates.

Alejandra is fluent in Spanish.

  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 2016
  • University of Rochester, B.A., 2011
  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • New York
  • “2016 Year in Review: Securities Litigation and Regulation,” Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, January 24, 2017
  • “New York State Releases Final ‘First-In-Nation’ Cybersecurity Rules,” National Law Review, February 28, 2017
  • Serving on the board of Chicago Debates, a non-profit organization that empowers, educates, and uplifts Chicago’s youth through academic debate (2021)
  • Served on the board of First Steps Kent in Michigan, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a comprehensive early childhood education system in Kent County, Michigan (2018-2020)
  • Served on the board of the Legal Aid Society in Michigan, an organization that provides pro-bono legal assistance to community members (2019 -2020)
  • Spanish
  • Represented a sporting national governing body in suits brought by several hundred women alleging negligence in preventing sexual abuse. The complex, multi-party suit involved management of relationships with co-counsel in several states, as well as state and federal law enforcement agencies.
  • Defended an agricultural organization in a multi-party labor suit brought by over 50 former employees alleging claims under the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and negligence and contract claims; resulting in settlement.
  • Represented a major pharmaceutical corporation in a derivative suit brought by shareholders alleging artificial stock inflation; resulting in settlement.
  • Represented the largest insurer of Puerto Rico bond debt during Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy restructuring. The client insured over 5 billion dollars of the bonds issued by Puerto Rico and its public corporations.
  • Defended a U.S. airline against claims brought by a Latin American airline associated with contracts effectuating loan obligations in excess of $500,000,000.