Overview

Alec Webley is a litigation associate in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He focuses on complex commercial litigation.

Before joining the Firm, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Rowan Wilson of the New York Court of Appeals, and to the Honorable Jeffrey Meyer of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. He was previously a litigation associate at Covington & Burling LLP.

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Thought Leadership

Publications

What is Puerto Rico? Towards a New Constitutional Theory for the Commonwealth, with Samuel Issacharoff, Alexandra Bursak, and Russell Rennie, 94 Ind. L.J. 1 (2019) (cited in Fin. Oversight & Mgmt. Bd. for Puerto Rico v. Aurelius Inv., LLC, 140 S. Ct. 1649, 1673-74 (2020) (Sotomayor, J., concurring))

Seeing Through a Preamble, Darkly: Administrative Verbosity in an Age of Populism and “Fake News,” 70 Admin. L. Rev. 101 (2018)

Note, Judges Are (Not?) Politicians: Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar and the Constitutional Law of Redistricting of Judicial Election Districts, 19 N.Y.U. J. Legis & Pub. Pol’y 851 (2016)

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2017New York
  • 2017District of Columbia

Education

  • New York University School of Lawcum laude2016

    Order of the Barristers

    Florence Allen Scholar

    Leonard M. Henkin Prize

    Mark Brisman ’92 Award

    Vanderbilt Medal

    NYU President’s Service Award

    Editor-in-Chief, NYU Moot Court Board

  • London School of Economics and Political ScienceM.Sc., Comparative Politics (Democracy)with Distinction2012
    LSE Students' Union Honorary Studentship
  • University of PennsylvaniaB.A., Political Sciencecum laude2011