Alejandra  Lara

Alejandra Lara

Offices: New York
Associate

Alejandra is an associate with the firm, focusing on litigation. Since moving from Colombia to the United States, she has had a passion for law, earning her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law after graduating Dean's List from Emory University.

After starting her legal career in matrimonial law, Alejandra also gained experience in litigation, settlements, real estate law, prenuptial agreements and divorces.

At Emory, Alejandra was a top player on the tennis team and still plays today. She is also an avid reader and loves to explore other parts of the world.

Education
Emory University, B.A., Dean's List, 2016
Fordham University School of Law, J.D., Merit List, 2020
Admissions
New York State Supreme Court - First Department
Memberships
New York Bar Association

News Insights

July 6, 2022

Florina Altshiler Featured in Mediator Spotlight for Western District of New York

Our partner Florina Altshiler was selected as July''s featured mediator in the monthly mediator spotlight for the Western District of New York. Each month, the court features mediators from different panels. This helps members of the bar become familiar with the mediators available to them.

June 28, 2022

David Gould Gets Another Verdict in Under 20 Minutes

David Gould does it again, this time in a case before Judge John Katsonis in the Queens County Civil Court. The plaintiff in the case was a driver in a two-car collision in December 2014, in Nassau County. The only issue to be decided was whether the plaintiff established a "serious injury." She claimed that she sustained a herniated disc in her neck and bulging discs in her back as a result of the accident. David argued that the impact was so slight that it could not have caused the injuries she claimed. The jury deliberated for all of 19 minutes and rendered a unanimous defense verdict holding that she did not sustain a "serious injury."

May 31, 2022

Audrey Medd Wins Favorable Settlement in Federal Court in Connecticut

Congratulations to our Senior Associate, Audrey D. Medd for achieving a favorable settlement for our clients in a highly contentious matter. In this case, venued in the Federal Court, District of Connecticut, plaintiffs alleged housing code violations, including mold and other toxic contaminant exposure which plaintiffs alleged caused serious injuries and demanded an amount in excess of seven figures. After filing Motions to Dismiss and attending a grueling half day mediation with Federal District Judge Vatti, the parties settled the matter for an undisclosed amount, well under the plaintiffs'' demand.