Alexander D. Newman


Alexander Newman focuses his practice on commercial litigation in state and federal courts. He represents clients ranging from individuals to large corporations at every stage of complex business disputes in litigation, arbitration, and mediation. His experience includes breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, business divorce litigation, defamation and anti-SLAPP, and judgment enforcement.

During law school, Alexander was an editor of the Cardozo Law Review. He previously served as a fellow to the Honorable Loretta A. Preska, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and as an intern at the Office of the New York State Attorney General.


  • Successfully obtained the dismissal of a breach of contract action arising from the sale of manufacturing materials based on lack of jurisdiction and improper forum.
  • Obtained a successful outcome for the seller in a multimillion-dollar real estate deal in a litigation against a buyer who breached the contract of sale.
  • Successfully obtained the dismissal of a defamation claim pursuant to New York’s anti-SLAPP statute.


  • 2024, Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation, listed in Best Lawyers in America©
  • 2021–2023, “Rising Star” in Business Litigation, listed by Super Lawyers 
  • 2021, Cardozo Rising Star Award, from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law



  • New York City Bar Association
Professional Activities

Alexander serves as a member of the NYC Bar Association Committee on LGBTQ Rights and as a member of the Cardozo Law School OUTlaw Alumni Committee.

Alexander also maintains an active pro bono practice. He has served as the lead author on an amicus brief to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of several bar associations in an important LGBTQ rights case and has successfully represented asylum seekers in Immigration Court, among other matters.



  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


  • Cornell University, BA
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, JD, cum laude