Alexandra L. Newman

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
Phone312 701 8263

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  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
    Contact InfoTelephone: 312 701 8263
    Fax: 312 706 8494
    University Yale University, B.A., with Distinction in Philosophy, 2005
    Law SchoolNorthwestern University School of Law, J.D., 2010
    Admitted2010, Illinois; 2011, US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; 2012, US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


    Professional Activities & Memberships

    American Bar Association

    Illinois State Bar Association

    Seventh Circuit Bar Association

    Chicago Bar Association

    Civic Activities

    Violinist, Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra

    Board of Directors, Yale Club of Chicago

    Board of Directors, Northwestern Law Alumni Club of Chicago

    Member, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Overture Council

    Associate Board Member, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras


    Alexandra L. Newman is a Litigation & Dispute Resolution associate in Mayer Brown's Chicago office. Her practice focuses primarily on complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts and in private arbitration. She has represented individuals, large companies and accounting firms in a wide range of matters. Recent representative matters include securities litigation, professional liability litigation, insurance coverage disputes, contract disputes, post-business acquisition disputes and employment litigation and counseling.

    Alexandra has won top prizes in several major legal-writing competitions sponsored by the American Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. Her articles have appeared in academic and professional journals. Her 2010 article, Manipulation in Political Prediction Markets, was cited approvingly by Northwestern University law professor John O. McGinnis in his book Accelerating Democracy: Transforming Governance through Technology (Princeton University Press, 2013).

    Before joining Mayer Brown in 2012, Alexandra served for two years as a Staff Law Clerk (Staff Attorney) for the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. In that capacity she worked closely with every judge on the court to research and draft orders and opinions in a high volume of civil and criminal appeals. She also previously served as a legal extern to the Honorable Nan R. Nolan, Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois.


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    New Securities and Commodities Fraud Section Created by Chicago-Based US Attorney
    Dana S. Douglas,Alexandra L. Newman,Stanley J. Parzen, April 25, 2014
    Zachary Fardon, the recently appointed US Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, has announced the creation of a new Securities and Commodities Fraud Section in Chicago. The new Section will specialize in investigating and prosecuting crimes relating to the operation of the country’s...
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    Alexandra L. Newman

    71 S. Wacker Drive
    ChicagoIL 60606


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