Alexandra Elenowitz-Hess’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and criminal defense. She also devotes significant time to the firm’s pro bono work and its representation of indigent clients in federal criminal cases.
Prior to joining Sher Tremonte LLP, Alex was an associate at another high-profile litigation boutique, where she represented individuals, non-profits, technology start-ups, and institutional corporate clients in commercial litigation matters with a focus on workplace discrimination and issues relating to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Alex also worked at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, where she represented individual and corporate clients in a range of litigation matters including civil and criminal representation in consumer and securities class actions, Title IX, partnership disputes, bankruptcy, real estate, and internal investigations. Alex has also devoted significant time to pro bono work. She successfully represented clients in overturning Mississippi’s ban on adoption by gay couples and was a member of the team representing victims of white supremacist violence at the Unite the Right rally.
Alex received her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she served as Managing Editor of the Yale Journal of Law & Feminism. As a student attorney, she represented the Connecticut United States Attorney’s Office in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. She graduated cum laude from Yale University’s four-year combined BA/MA program with degrees in History.
After graduating from law school, Alex clerked for the Honorable Ralph K. Winter in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Honorable Pamela K. Chen in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Alex is admitted to practice in New York State, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.