Nefertiti J. Alexander’s practice focuses on complex commercial and civil litigation and white-collar defense and government investigations. She represents plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes disputes involving business tort, breach of contract, antitrust, securities fraud, and other matters in federal and state courts and arbitration.
Nefertiti is a frequent speaker on diversity and inclusion in law firms, serving as a panelist for “The Power of Sponsorship” discussion at the Ms. JD Law Student Leadership Academy 2020 program, the Thomson Reuters and Ms. JD. “How Women of Color Can Gain Visibility through Volunteer Leadership” podcast, and moderating the “Navigating the Path to Partnership” webinar, as part of Teale & Co.’s Women in Law Series.
Nefertiti was selected as a 2021 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow, a program that identifies high-potential diverse attorneys for leadership positions in the legal profession and offers participants training on developing leadership and relationship-building skills. She was awarded a 2021 40 Under 40 - Nation's Best Advocates Award by the National Bar Association (NBA) and named a 2021 Woman Worth Watching by Diversity Journal. She was also named a Rising Star in the areas of Litigation and White-Collar by Legal Media Group: Expert Guides, recognized by Best Lawyers on its 2021 Ones to Watch list and by The National Black Lawyers on its 2019 Top 40 Under 40 in New York State list.
Prior to entering private practice, Nefertiti served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She also clerked for the Honorable George B. Daniels of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
- Woodstock 50 in its highly publicized legal battle against its former financing partner Dentsu, a Japanese marketing and advertising company, which abruptly pulled its financing of the music festival celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the legendary 1969 Woodstock festival. The New York State Supreme Court agreed with Kasowitz in ruling that Dentsu did not have the right under the parties’ contract to unilaterally cancel Woodstock 50.
- Fairfax Financial Holdings, the largest insurance company in Canada, in recovering $31 million, including winning a jury verdict of $5.4 million in compensatory damages against hedge fund Exis Capital and a $5.5 million jury verdict in punitive damages against Exis Capital and two former executives in a New Jersey RICO case involving blatant insider trading, market manipulation and short selling attacks by hedge funds and investment firms. Defendant Morgan Keegan settled with Fairfax for $20 million shortly before trial. Fairfax secured additional settlements with other defendants.