Alexa’s litigation practice focuses on corporate disputes, education law, and malpractice claims, particularly high-stakes matters involving contracts, fraud, negligence, and actions of top management and directors. Her trial and appellate experience is significant; she has handled trial and appellate cases around the country for 26 years. Alexa also has substantial mediation experience and is highly effective in the mediation arena.
Alexa is one of the nation’s leading experts in matters involving public education, particularly charter school governance and students with disabilities. She serves as a special assistant attorney general representing the State of Georgia in a matter against the United States regarding education of students with severe behavioral disorders. Alexa has unique experience for a litigator, having served as general counsel to for-profit and non-profit entities and heading internal investigations involving highly sensitive, financially substantial consequences.
As examples of matters Alexa handles, currently, in SGM Magnetics et al. v. Thomas Valerio, MTD America, Ltd, et al, United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 1:16-cv-01656- SCJ, Alexa represents Valerio and multiple entities that he controls in a complex matter involving claims and counterclaims regarding national and international patents and applications, sensor technology, and partnership disputes based on written and oral agreements.
In addition, in United States of America v. State of Georgia, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 1:16-cv-03088 ELR, Alexa has guided the State in assessing the academic services and therapeutic supports provided across the State, restructuring the system, revising admissions and exit criteria, partnering with community mental health providers, and overall revamping the State’s delivery of services to students with severe behavior disorders.
Alexa has served on the Board of Directors of Coralwood School and Diagnostic Center, which was the first and only full-inclusion preschool in the State and the Executive Board of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, and she is actively involved in the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers’ Foundation and St. Jude Hospital.
Alexa earned her law degree from the University of Florida College of Law, where she graduated first in her class and served as Articles Editor and Managing Editor of the Florida Law Review. Alexa taught trial practice, alternative dispute resolution, legal writing, and legal accounting theories to law students. She has numerous times been named to Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite for Business Law, Employment, and General Practice and Trial Law and was voted the Gersten Key “most outstanding graduate” by the law school faculty and the National Association of Women Lawyers.
Alexa practiced at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan after graduating from law school. She originally is from New York City.