Marissa Alter-Nelson, a nationally recognized litigator, helps corporate clients secure favorable verdicts in high-stakes litigation and optimal out-of-court settlements.
Ms. Alter-Nelson guides clients in their most complex business, commercial, and financial disputes, including those relating to:
- Derivatives and securities trading
- Breach of fiduciary duty and other business torts
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Cybercrime and data breaches
- US and international arbitration
- Contract disputes
- Antitrust and competition
- Class actions
- Real estate
- She also defends companies in US government agency investigations, including against the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Department of Justice (DOJ), and Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Ms. Alter-Nelson maintains an active pro bono practice and has represented individuals in post-conviction proceedings challenging capital murder convictions in Alabama and in family law matters.
Ms. Alter-Nelson was named to the 2022 “Notable Women in Law” list by Crain’s New York Business for her professional achievements, pro bono work, and involvement in industry and community organizations. She was recognized on Crain’s 2022 “Notable Black Leaders & Executives” list for her “professional and communal achievements” that have enhanced New York City, particularly in matters of diversity and inclusion. Business Insider named Marissa to their 2022 “Rising Stars of the Courtroom” list, which celebrates the achievements of 15 up-and-coming litigators in the United States.
Ms. Alter-Nelson is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. She is member of the Associates Council of Prep for Prep, an educational program that offers students of color access to private school educations as well as Chief, a membership network focused on connecting and supporting women executive leaders. She is also an adjunct professor teaching legal writing at Fordham University School of Law.