Alex Potter

Associate, New York

Alex is a litigator with broad experience in high-stakes commercial litigation and arbitration at both the trial and appellate levels.

Alex has litigated several cases worth hundreds of millions of dollars from inception through trial before AAA and ICC tribunals and in federal and state courts, often involving complex issues of foreign law.  He has also assisted in briefing numerous cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, both on behalf of parties and amici curiae.

Whether taking or defending depositions, appearing in court, or briefing novel issues of law, Alex brings critical analysis and strategic perspective to a wide variety of substantive areas to achieve results.

  • Member of the trial team representing plaintiffs for breach of a multi-billion dollar power purchase agreement before the ICC in Paris, including presenting expert testimony and briefing on issues of West African and Cayman Islands corporate and contract law.

  • Member of the trial team representing a multinational pharmaceutical corporation on patent infringement claims to protect its flagship product in federal Hatch-Waxman litigation after defeating summary judgment on issues of German contract and patent licensing law.

  • Principal drafter of an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court at the intersection of family and constitutional law on behalf of more than a dozen women’s advocacy organizations, which was cited multiple times by Justice Gorsuch.

  • Achieved dismissal of claims for breach of fiduciary duty in Delaware Chancery Court on behalf of the corporate directors of a multinational media corporation.

  • Achieved settlement on behalf of plaintiffs for breach of contract arising from the acquisition of an NFL franchise.

  • Member of the trial team representing a multinational pharmaceutical corporation in a AAA arbitration arising from the breach of a co-promotion agreement.

  • Achieved settlement on behalf of the former CEO of an online dating website in a putative consumer class action arising from a cybersecurity breach.

  • Successfully defended a multinational medical device corporation against counterfeit trafficking claims at the intersection of FDA regulation, product liability, and criminal law.

  • Defeated a motion for contempt in post-judgment litigation arising out of a high net worth divorce.

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., cum laude; Senior Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review; Levy Scholar; Supreme Court Clinic

  • Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Master of Bioethics

  • Whitman College, B.A., magna cum laude, Politics; Phi Beta Kappa

  • New York
  • Hon. Thomas N. O’Neill Jr., U.S. District Court: Eastern District of Pennsylvania