Alina Schechner is a senior associate in the litigation practice, focusing on commercial and complex civil litigation. She has been involved in some of the firm’s high-profile cases, assisting clients during all stages of a litigation, including disputes involving trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract and bankruptcies.
She has earned extensive trial experience over the course of her career.
Member of litigation team defending a leading Indian consulting firm in a federal court litigation alleging trade secret misappropriation.
Member of litigation team representing life insurance clients in actions concerning claims to policy proceeds based upon non-payment of premiums, fraud, material misrepresentation, and lack of insurable interest.
Member of litigation team defending a pharmaceutical manufacturer against alleged violations of federal and state false claims acts and common law fraud in connection with the Medicaid and Medicare programs.
Member of team serving as counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors of solar industry manufacturer and sapphire furnace producer in one of the 10 largest bankruptcies filed in 2014, with assets and liabilities listed over $1 billion.
Assisted in the successful representation of a consulting and engineering firm bringing a bid protest in the Court of Federal Claims.
Assisted in the representation of a multinational energy company in various cases brought by residents of Puerto Rico alleging in excess of $1 billion in property damages and personal injuries due to a bulk storage fuel terminal explosion.
Assisted in the representation of a multinational corporation in a Federal Trade Commission investigation.
Assisted with various trademark and copyright matters.
Member of litigation team that defended the founder and CEO of specialty lending business in arbitration involving a dispute over a call option to buy out founder’s shares at a fixed price and founder’s right to trigger a sale of the business to a third party.
Alina has worked on several pro bono matters. She was the sole associate defending a client facing racketeering, narcotics conspiracy, and murder charges in a six week jury trial in the Southern District of New York. The jury returned a verdict acquitting the client of murder and related firearms charges.