Alexander J. Gonzales P.C.


  • Alexander J. Gonzales P.C.
  • Phone: +1 512 277 2251

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    Las Cimas IV
    900 S. Capital of Texas Hwy, Suite 300
    Austin, TX 78746-5435

Alex Gonzales practices in the areas of corporate and insurance regulatory law. He serves as a team lead for the Duane Morris Insurance/Reinsurance industry group. For more than 30 years, Mr. Gonzales has represented insurance companies and other financial institutions in regulatory matters, including mergers and acquisitions; company formation and licensing; administrative and compliance proceedings in insurance, antitrust, market conduct, DTPA, and rate matters, as well as representation in legislative matters involving the creation and implementation of legislative and regulatory strategies. Mr. Gonzales’ client base includes many of the nation’s top insurance companies and financial institutions. He has represented insurers and acquiring parties in acquisitions and other corporate regulatory matters before insurance departments in Texas, New York, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Michigan and Arizona. Mr. Gonzales is a former Associate Commissioner of Insurance at the Texas Department of Insurance, and he was Acting Commissioner in 1990. While at the department, he developed the concept for and drafted the initial legislation for the Insurance Fraud Bureau.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Gonzales served as a trial attorney and command staff judge advocate  in the U.S. Navy, Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He is board certified in administrative law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Mr. Gonzales is a 1983 graduate of the University of Texas School of Law. He earned an M.B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1987 and a bachelor’s degree from St. Edward’s University in 1980.

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Regulatory Corporate and Transactional

  • Insurance Company Compliance and Enforcement

  • Insurance and Reinsurance

Representative Matters

  • Represented Continental General Holdings LLC,  a long-term care insurer with $3.8 billion in assets, in obtaining regulatory approval from the Texas Department of Insurance in connection with its $90 million acquisition of the insurance segment of HC2 Holdings, Inc.

  • Represented a major auto insurer in its $34 million dollar acquisition of a Texas-based insurer to serve as its primary platform for writing business in Texas.


  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Military Appeals
  • Supreme Court of the United States


  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1983
  • University of California, Berkeley, M.B.A., 1987
  • St. Edward's University, B.A., 1980


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 2018-present

  • Winstead PC
    - Partner, 2001-2017

  • Supreme Court of Texas, Board of Disciplinary Appeals, 1994-2000

  • Hughes & Luce LLP
    - Partner, 1993-2001
    - Associate, 1990-1993

  • State Board of Insurance (n/k/a/ Texas Department of Insurance)
    - Acting Commissioner, 1990
    - Senior Associate Commissioner and Legal Director, 1988-1990
    - Attorney, 1987-1988

  • U.S. Navy, Judge Advocate General’s Corps
    - Command Staff Judge Advocate, 1984-1987
    - Trial Attorney, 1983-1984

  • Texas State Securities Board
    - Examiner, 1981-1983

Professional Activities

  • Board Certified in Administrative Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

  • State Bar of Texas
    - Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation, 1995-present
    - Council, Administrative Law Section, 1997-2000
    - Member, State Bar Insurance Trust, 1998-2001

  • Austin Bar Association

  • American Bar Association
    - Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 1996-present
    - Chair, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, 2002-2003
    - House of Delegates, 1995-2005

  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2004-2023

  • Named a Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" in Insurance Law, Austin, 2022
  • Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2010-2022

  • Listed in Texas Super Lawyers

  • Best of Business Attorneys Award for Public Law, Austin Business Journal, 2006

  • Outstanding Community Member Award, Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce

  • Killeen Independent School District Outstanding Alumnus, 2014

  • Commencement Speaker, St. Edward’s University, 2009

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Chair, Texas Asian Foundation, 2004-2016

  • Chair, Greater Austin Workforce Board, 2010-2012

  • Coach, Austin Town & Country Youth Lacrosse, 2004-2011

  • Commissioner, North Texas Hockey League, 2007-2011

Selected Publications

  • Quoted, "STC/FNF: No Delay Expected At Texas Insurance Regulator," Event Driven, August 10, 2018

  • Fifth Circuit Survey, Administrative Law, 35 Tex. Tech. L. Rev. 443, 2004

  • Fifth Circuit Survey, Administrative Law, 34 Tex. Tech. L. Rev. 443, 2003

  • Fifth Circuit Survey, Administrative Law, 32 Tex. Tech. L. Rev. 439, 2001

  • Fifth Circuit Survey, Administrative Law, 31 Tex. Tech. L. Rev. 289, 2000

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "Market Conduct Examinations," ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, 47th Annual Tips Mid-Winter Symposium on Insurance and Employee Benefits -- Life, Health and Disability, and ERISA: Emerging Issues and Litigation, August 19, 2022
  • Speaker, "SLTX, the Laws, and You," SLTX Continuing Education, April 12, 2019

  • Presenter, "Insurance Dept. Investigations," Markel Corporation, January 16, 2019

  • Presenter, "Cannabis 109: Legal Cannabis and Insurance," The Duane Morris Cannabis Webinar Series, November 8, 2018

  • Moderator, "Political Changes Affecting Insurers," Surplus Lines Law Group, Hyatt Lost Pines, Austin, Texas, April 26-27, 2018