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Alexandra G. Elenowitz-Hess

New York
7 Times Square
New York, NY 10036-6516
Tel: 212.833.1164
Fax: 212.373.7964

Alex Elenowitz-Hess joined Friedman Kaplan in November 2022 to focus on complex commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense.

Prior to joining Friedman Kaplan, Alex was an associate at Sher Tremonte LLP where she focused on complex commercial litigation and criminal defense. She represented companies and individuals before federal and state courts, at both the trial and appellate levels, in matters such as corporate governance litigation, fiduciary duty/faithless servant actions, contract disputes, bankruptcy adversarial proceedings, foreign arbitral awards, defamation claims, and internal investigations. Her appellate experience includes arguments before the Second Circuit, the D.C. Court of Appeals, and the New York State Appellate Division.

Prior to that, she practiced at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison LLP and was a law clerk for the Honorable Ralph K. Winter of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Honorable Pamela K. Chen of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Outside the Office

Alex is a member of the Federal Bar Council's Inn of Court. She is also on the Federal Bar Council's Civil Rights Committee and the Appellate Courts Committee of the New York County Lawyers Association.

Fast Facts


Yale Law School, J.D. (2015)

Yale University, B.A. and M.A., cum laude (2012)

Bar Admissions

State of New York

U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of Columbia

U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and District of Columbia Circuits


The Honorable Ralph K. Winter, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

The Honorable Pamela K. Chen, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Honors and Awards

New York Rising Stars List, 2021

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America New York List, Criminal Defense: White Collar, 2024

Law Review and Publications

Managing Editor, Yale Journal of Law & Feminism

The Collapse of the House that Ruth Built: The Impact of the Feeder System on Female Judges and the Federal Judiciary, 1970-2014, Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law: Volume 24: Issue 1, Article 2 (2015)

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