Alyson Zureick is an accomplished civil litigator who regularly represents clients in high stakes commercial disputes at the trial and appellate court levels, including before the US Supreme Court, and before international arbitral tribunals. Ms. Zureick has particular expertise in briefing complex jurisdictional issues as well as questions of constitutional law, administrative procedure, anti-discrimination law, securities law, and contract and tort claims. She has represented clients both as plaintiffs and defendants and has experience managing litigation from inception through discovery, motions practice, and on appeal. Her representations span the financial services, technology, accounting, insurance, commodities, and energy industries as well as educational institutions.          

Ms. Zureick also maintains an active practice advising clients in response to investigations and subpoenas from federal regulators and state Attorneys General. Her representations regularly involve elements of crisis management and she has extensive experience working with clients to leverage regulatory defense, litigation, and strategic communications to navigate matters that present serious reputational risk.     

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Zureick was an attorney with the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project and the director and adjunct professor of law for the NYU School of Law Reproductive Justice Clinic. Ms. Zureick maintains an active pro bono practice focused on reproductive rights and gender justice issues.   

Ms. Zureick formerly clerked for the Honorable Jan E. DuBois of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. In law school, Ms. Zureick interned for the Office of the Legal Adviser, US Department of State, and the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights. She also served as Editor-in-Chief of the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics.


  • Litigation & Arbitration

    • Represents an industrial company in an ICC arbitration seated in Geneva concerning claims arising under a mining exploitation agreement with a West African state.
    • Represents a leading US-based driller in an expropriation claim against Venezuela’s state-owned petroleum company in US federal court.
    • Represented technology companies in petitioning for certiorari from the US Supreme Court in suits challenging Patent and Trademark Office rule governing institution of inter partes review.
    • Successfully represented technology companies in an appeal before the Federal Circuit involving claims under the Administrative Procedure Act. 
    • Successfully represented an insurance company in an appeal before the Eleventh Circuit affirming dismissal of contract claim. 
    • Represented multinational commodity trading and mining company in a putative securities class action before the US District Court for the District of New Jersey, resulting in a complete dismissal on grounds of forum non conveniens
    • Represented membership organizations and Latino and Asian American voters in US federal court challenging federal government efforts to truncate the timeline for completion of the 2020 Census.   



  • Education

    • JD, New York University School of Law, 2014

      magna cum laude Order of the Coif, Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar, Florence Allen Scholar, Ann Petluck Poses Memorial Prize, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of International Law and Politics
    • AB, Politics, Princeton University, 2006

      cum laude Phi Beta Kappa, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence
  • Admissions

    • New York

    • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

    • US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

    • US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

    • US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

    • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

    • US District Court for the Eastern District of New York

    • US District Court for the Southern District of New York

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Jan E. DuBois, US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania



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