Alexandra G. Elenowitz-Hess

Alexandra G. Elenowitz-Hess


  • B.A., Yale University, 2012
    cum laude with distinction
  • M.A., Yale University, 2012
  • J.D., Yale Law School, 2015


  • Hon. Ralph K. Winter, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Hon. Pamela K. Chen, Eastern District of New York

Fellowships, Leadership & Recognitions

  • Ford Foundation Fellow, Outright International
  • Teaching Fellow, Yale College
  • Managing Editor, Yale Journal of Law & Feminism
  • Student Director, Yale Law School Prosecution Externship Program

Bar 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

Alexandra (“Alex”) Elenowitz-Hess is an Associate at Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP. Her practice includes a range of civil litigation matters, including business disputes, Title IX litigation, and public interest law.

Alex represents Columbia University on issues relating to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and she is also a member of the team representing victims of white supremacist violence in Charlottesville in August 2017. As one of Kaplan Hecker’s first Associates, Alex played a key role in a successful motion to dismiss on behalf of Columbia University in the Southern District of New York.

Before joining the firm, Alex worked as an Associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP, where her practice spanned a range of litigation matters including civil and criminal representation in consumer and securities class actions, Title IX, partnership disputes, bankruptcy, real estate, and internal investigations. Alex worked with Roberta Kaplan on several high-profile matters, including a successful motion to dismiss regulatory challenges to Airbnb in the Southern District of New York and overturning Mississippi’s ban on adoption by gay couples.

“Being a lawyer means constantly learning from and about the past—both the good and the bad. It’s a privilege to use this nation’s history to help shape its future.”

Alex has also published several articles, including “The Collapse of the House that Ruth Built: The Impact of the ‘Feeder System’ on Female Judges and the Federal Judiciary,” 1970–2014, 24 AM. U. J. GENDER SOC. POL’Y & L. 61 (2015) and “Regulation and the Sharing Economy,” N.Y. L.J., July 18, 2014.

Alex clerked for the Honorable Ralph K. Winter in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Honorable Pamela K. Chen in the Eastern District of New York.  She received her law degree from Yale University, where she also earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in History.