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.


Thought Leadership


"State Standing, Federal Laws: Will ‘TransUnion’ Lead to a Surge in Federal Claims in New York State Court?,” New York Law Journal, November 2021

“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


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2017New York
  • 2017District of Columbia


  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York


  • 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