Alexis Godfrey is a litigation and trial associate in the New York office of Latham & Watkins.

Ms. Godfrey represents clients in a variety of complex business disputes and class actions in federal and state courts. She represents financial institutions, private limited partnerships, publicly traded companies, and individuals across a variety of industries, including healthcare, oil and gas, and consumer products. Ms. Godfrey also represents clients in arbitration and mediation to resolve a variety of matters outside of litigation.

Ms. Godfrey is admitted to practice before the United States District Court in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Godfrey (née Kellert) was a litigation associate at another leading international law firm. While in law school, Ms. Godfrey was a member of The Tax Lawyer and worked as an admissions counselor for the Office of JD Admissions.

Ms. Godfrey’s experience includes representing:

  • A magazine publisher in a federal class action alleging violations of a state privacy statute
  • Various public companies in securities class actions in federal courts
  • An artificial turf manufacturer in a consumer fraud class action lawsuit*
  • A medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturing company to secure a complete defense verdict in a mass tort litigation relating to a consumer product the company produced*
  • An equipment financing company in a contract dispute over return provisions in a multi-million dollar lease for crude-oil railcars*
  • A global energy company in a billion-dollar complex commercial dispute, obtaining summary judgment and entitling the company to recover US$65 million pursuant to its counterclaim*
  • A Japanese biotechnology company in a suit brought by the US Department of Justice under the False Claims Act*
  • An office supply company in an antitrust case brought by the Federal Trade Commission to block a multi-billion dollar merger*

Ms. Godfrey has also conducted an internal investigation on behalf of a privately held company concerning an employment matter.

*Matter handled prior to joining the firm

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2014
  • BA, Emory University, 2011
    summa cum laude

Languages Spoken

  • English
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September 18, 2023 Recognition

Litigator of the Week Runners Up and Shout Outs

Latham team recognized for its representation of client Brigade Capital Management LP in a Second Circuit win that has major implications for asset managers.