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Alan Mendelsohn

New York

Alan Mendelsohn

Alan Mendelsohn focuses his practice on commercial litigation and arbitration as well as internal investigations. He gained valuable experience on a trial team that won a favorable settlement for a hedge fund in a dispute relating to derivatives in the Southern District of New York Bankruptcy Court.

Alan has also represented insurance providers in arbitrations with other insurance providers stemming from coverage disputes. He has helped conduct internal investigations for companies under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, including an investigation of a freight forwarding company relating to violations of antitrust laws which involved numerous jurisdictions around the world.

Alan is also active in pro bono matters at Hogan Lovells. He has been assisting a client who was targeted by gangs in El Salvador with his application for asylum, and has also helped draft an appellate brief to be filed in the Second Circuit on behalf of a prison inmate whose pro se civil rights complaint was dismissed. He has also worked with The Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus on researching possible constitutional challenges to stand-your-ground laws.

While in law school, Alan honed his writing skills as an editor on the NYU Journal of Legislation & Public Policy and gained practical experience as an extern in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York. He also taught constitutional law and mock trial classes through the High School Law Institute at NYU.

Representative experience

Representing creditors of the Lehman estate in relation to disputes related to derivatives.

Drafted a motion to dismiss on behalf of a biotechnology company in a products liability action in New York state court.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2015
  • A.B. Political Science, with general honors, The University of Chicago, 2012

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • New York

Court admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

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