Alexander Pobedinsky began his postsecondary education at Arizona State University, where he studied Russian language and literature. He went on to earn an MA in Slavic languages and literature from Syracuse University. After earning his master’s degree, Alexander Pobedinsky earned admission to the Syracuse University College of Law, where he pursued his JD. While in law school, he distinguished himself academically by earning induction into the Justinian Honorary Law Society and the Order of the Coif. He graduated magna cum laude in 1991.
Between 1991 and 1999, Alex Pobedinsky served as an attorney at O’Hara, Hanlon, Knych and Pobedinsky. Serving first as an associate and then as a partner, he focused on corporate and litigation law. Representing clients in the dairy and agricultural, service, and manufacturing industries, the firm worked with legal issues pertaining to labor, antitrust, wage and hour, environmental, and zoning laws.
In 1997, Alexander Pobedinsky began working for longtime client Coyne International Enterprises Corp, where he served as general counsel and corporate secretary. In 2000, he earned promotion to vice president and entered the corporation’s senior management team.
Between 1997 and 2016, Alex Pobedinsky oversaw all legal matters for the firm as well as labor relations and contract negotiations for a company with 1,800 employees. He also handled numerous corporate financing and restructuring deals that netted the firm a total of $375 million.