Dr. Alena McCorkle represents German and international clients from a wide range of industries in complex and cross-border disputes, both in and out of court, as well as in arbitration proceedings. Dr. McCorkle handles a full spectrum of litigation and arbitration matters, including:
- International disputes with a focus on cross-border discovery
- Consumer litigation and mass actions
- Complex commercial litigation and arbitration, including post-M&A disputes
- Securities litigation
- Constitutional complaints
Over the years, she has established trustful relationships with long-standing clients. International clients benefit from Dr. McCorkle’s strong intercultural skills, which she developed through her work on international matters as well as in the firm’s global recruiting and associates committees, during a client secondment in Milan, and during her legal training in Latham’s Chicago office. Since then, Dr. McCorkle has built strong ties into Latham’s US litigation practice.
Dr. McCorkle is a member of the firm’s Global Legal Professional & Paralegal Committee.
She maintains an active pro bono practice focused on enforcing the rights of persons with disabilities and fostering inclusion in education and society.
The Legal 500 Deutschland 2022 recognizes Dr. McCorkle as a Rising Star in commercial litigation. She was also named to Ones to Watch for Litigation by Handelsblatt Best Lawyers in 2021.
Standard commentaries on the German Code of Civil Procedure and the German Federal Court of Justice have cited her doctoral thesis on internet research that judges perform in civil litigation.