Alexander J. Rodney

Senior Associate
Alexander J. Rodney

Education

  • B.A., University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law, (J.D. equivalent), 2011
  • First Class Honors
  • LL.M., Harvard Law School, 2012

Clerkships

  • Chief Justice Asher D. Grunis & Chief Justice Miriam Naor, Supreme Court of Israel
  • Hon. William G. Young, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Fellowships, Leaderships & Recognition

  • Derek Bok Award for Excellence in Teaching, Harvard College (awarded twice)
  • Harvard Summer Academic Fellowship, Harvard Law School
  • Cambridge European Trust Fellowship, Cambridge University
  • Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Fellowship, Cambridge University
  • W.M. Tapp Award, Cambridge University
  • Senior Scholar, Cambridge University
  • Lord Mansfield Scholarship, The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
  • Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship, The Rajiv Gandhi Foundation
  • Wyndham Deedes Memorial Trust Fellow, Wyndham Deedes Memorial Trust
  • Amy Adina Schulman Memorial Fellow, Amy Adina Schulman Memorial Trust
  • Leverhulme Studentship, Leverhulme Trust (awarded; unable to accept)
  • Professional Ethics Fellow, Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics 

Bar and Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York and Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • New York

Alexander (“Alex”) Rodney is a Senior Associate at Kaplan Hecker & Fink. Alex joined Kaplan Hecker & Fink from Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where he maintained a broad practice devoted to litigation, investigations and alternative dispute resolution.

Alex is an experienced practitioner in the realm of complex commercial disputes, including mergers & acquisitions, environmental, and intellectual property disputes; securities litigation; matters relating to global bribery, corruption, and fraud; and antitrust actions. Alex was most recently the lead associate on a nationwide multidistrict consumer class antitrust action in the contact lens industry. In his extensive client representation, Alex has gained significant exposure to bench and jury trials, mediations and hearings; taking and defending depositions, coordinating fact and expert discovery and preparing witnesses; drafting briefs, submissions and oral arguments; and coordinating complex settlements.

Alex received his LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 2012. At Harvard, Alex was a research assistant in matters of constitutional law, international investment law and ethics for then Dean of Harvard Law School Martha Minow, for Professor Laurence Tribe, and for Professor Anthea Roberts. Alex was also a teaching fellow for “Justice,” a popular ethical reasoning course and “The Theory and Practice of Republican Government,” a course in democratic theory, receiving awards for excellence in teaching in both.

"At its best, law consists of two principal axes:  it is an array of tools that can be wielded to achieve practical solutions, but it is also a social practice inflected by human concerns and oriented towards a normative ideal. By attending to both axes, we are better as lawyers and human beings—and, above all, provide the most effective representation to our clients."

Alex is fascinated by the relationship between constitutional law, ethics and democratic theory. As a Summer Academic Fellow at Harvard Law School, Alex researched the ethics of blame and forgiveness and its relationship with legal systems.

On graduation from Harvard Law School, Alex served as law clerk to the Honorable William G. Young of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The following year, he served as law clerk to then Chief Justice of Israel Asher D. Grunis and current Chief Justice Miriam Naor.

Alex received his first law degree from the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law in 2011, with first class honors.  At Cambridge, Alex was awarded numerous fellowships and scholarships, including the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Fellowship, the Cambridge European Trust Fellowship, William M. Tapp Award and Senior Scholarship.

Alex is a Professional Ethics Fellow at Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics in New York and an Honorary Overseas Member of the Commercial Bar Association of England.  He has been awarded the Leverhulme Studentship by the Leverhulme Trust, the Lord Mansfield Scholarship by the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn and the Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship by the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation.

Originally from London, Alex moved to the United States in 2011, and now considers New York home.