Alexandra L. Newman is a Litigation & Dispute Resolution associate in Mayer Brown’s Chicago office, where she focuses on complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts and in private arbitration. Her practice encompasses all stages of litigation, and she has represented individuals, large companies, banks, accounting firms, and healthcare entities in a wide range of matters. Recent representative matters have involved issues of sales and property taxation, banking, securities, accountants’ liability, insurance, contracts, advertising, and competition. Alexandra is also active in the firm’s pro bono program and serves as a representative on the firm’s Committee of Associates. She was named a 2016 and 2017 Illinois “Rising Star” in Business Litigation by Super Lawyers.
Alexandra is an Associate Editor and Illinois Co-Chair of The Circuit Rider (The Journal of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association), and she has published numerous articles in academic and professional journals on a variety of topics. Her legal writing has won top prizes in major essay competitions sponsored by the American Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. Her 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 Univ. Press, 2013).
Before joining Mayer Brown in 2012, Alexandra served for two years as a Staff Law Clerk (Staff Attorney) for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She also previously served as a legal extern to the Honorable Nan R. Nolan, Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois.