Alexander D. Talel

Alexander D. Talel
New York
+1 212 459 7161

Alex Talel is an associate in the firm’s Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice. He previously served as law clerk to Judge Jon O. Newman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and to Judge Sidney H. Stein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Prior to joining Goodwin in 2022, he was associated with another major international law firm.

Professional Experience

Mr. Talel has extensive experience at all stages of the litigation process. He has represented clients in federal and state courts, in domestic and international arbitrations, and in government investigations.

Mr. Talel’s recent representations include:

  • A leading international airline in a state court breach of contract and warranty action against a leading aerospace manufacturing conglomerate.*
  • A major biopharmaceutical development company in a trade secrets action.*
  • A popular fitness equipment company in investigations by the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission.*
  • A global pharmaceutical corporation in a state False Claims Act action.*
  • A leading electronic components manufacturer in international arbitration against a leading telecommunications corporation.*
  • An international advertising firm in a federal breach of contract action.*

* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Mr. Talel maintains an active pro bono practice, most recently partnering with the New York City Bar Justice Center to secure an unprecedented outcome by convincing a New York State court to vacate its own prior ruling of summary judgment that would have effectively evicted the client from his home.




New York Law School


Dartmouth College


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Honorable Jon O. Newman

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Honorable Sidney H. Stein



  • New York


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit