With big dreams of changing the world and creating societal impact, Alexia Korberg never imagined they would be a big law firm lawyer. After eventually landing at Paul Weiss, they haven’t looked back. In this episode of Bouncing Back with Rebecca Glatzer, Alexia shares stories of how they have been able to have fulfilling work in big law, by working on matters they are personally passionate about and that have societal impact. Alexia also describes the resilience they have had to exhibit as a queer, trans, nonbinary person and as the first openly trans equity partner at an AMLaw firm.
Alexia Korberg is an equity partner in the Litigation Department of Paul Wiess, where they specialize in complex civil litigation. They represent clients in high-stakes commercial disputes across a range of industries, including private equity, media, banking, technology, and biomedicine. Alexia has significant trial experience and practices in both state and federal courts, including at the appellate levels, and in arbitration.
In addition to their robust commercial practice, Alexia has also developed a nationally recognized constitutional impact litigation practice and has litigated several consequential pro bono matters in courts throughout the country including, most recently, at the Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization.
Alexia's first career was in private equity, and they apply their concomitant understanding of finance, securities, and business to all of their commercial representations.
Alexia also has an active pro bono practice. They were part of the legal team that successfully litigated U.S. v. Windsor from the district court to the Supreme Court, helping to establish a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, as well as a series of cases in Mississippi that invalidated the state’s bans on both gay marriage and adoption. Alexia has also authored several Supreme Court amicus briefs, including on behalf of lawyers who have had abortions.
Together with co-counsel at the Center for Reproductive Rights, Alexia currently represents Mississippi’s last remaining abortion provider in challenges to several unconstitutional abortion restrictions. One of these cases is Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, in which they seek to uphold their district court and 5th Circuit victories invalidating Mississippi's ban on abortion after 15 weeks before the Supreme Court.
Alexia earned their B.A. from Columbia University, summa cum laude, and their J.D. from Yale Law School.
They serve on the Board of Directors of the Point Foundation, the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit.
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