ProfessionalsAlexia D. Korberg
Alexia Korberg is a partner in the Litigation Department, where she specializes in complex civil litigation. She represents clients in high-stakes commercial disputes across a range of industries, including private equity, banking, media, energy, insurance, technology, and biomedicine. She has extensive experience in state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate levels, and in arbitration.
Alexia's first career was in private equity, and she applies her concomitant understanding of finance, securities, and business to all of her commercial representations.
Alexia’s recent representations include:
- Oak Hill Capital Partners and individual directors of Oversee.net at trial in the Delaware Court of Chancery over Oak Hill's redemption of preferred equity, resulting in dismissal of all claims against her clients. The court found that defendants proved at trial that their conduct was entirely fair under Delaware’s most exacting standard of review—an exceedingly rare outcome.
- The special committee of the board of directors of CBS Corp. in connection with CBS Corp.’s merger with Viacom Inc. and related litigation.
- Kohlberg & Co. in a breach of contract dispute with Snow Phipps Group regarding its proposed acquisition of baking good manufacturer DecoPac Inc. in which Kohlberg is currently asserting that the merger should be terminated because of a “material adverse change” to DecoPac’s business in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, among other grounds.
- A large U.S. drug store chain at trial with its former CEO, resulting in dismissal of all claims against her client, and a multi-million dollar award on her client’s counterclaim.
- Bank of New York Mellon in the successful resolution of various regulatory matters relating to the company’s foreign exchange services.
- A major global insurance group in the trial of a long-running asbestos-related reinsurance dispute, resulting in a favorable settlement after jury selection.
Alexia also has an active pro bono practice. She was part of the legal team that successfully litigated U.S. v. Windsor from the district court to the U.S. Supreme Court, helping to establish a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, and a series of cases in Mississippi that invalidated the state’s bans on gay marriage and adoption. Alexia has also authored several Supreme Court amicus briefs, including on behalf of lawyers who have had abortions. She currently represents Mississippi’s last remaining abortion provider in a challenge to several unconstitutional abortion restrictions.
The New York Law Journal named Alexia a “Rising Star” in 2020; the New York State Bar Association presented her with the “Outstanding Young Lawyer” award in 2020; Benchmark Litigation named her to the “40 & Under Hot List” in 2020; the LGBT Bar Association recognized her as one of the "Best 40 LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40" in 2019; and the American Bar Association honored Alexia with its "On the Rise Top 40 Young Lawyers" award in 2018.
Alexia’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Slate and elsewhere, and she is regularly invited to speak about her practice.
Alexia earned her B.A. from Columbia University, summa cum laude, and her J.D. from Yale Law School.