Alessandra DeCarlo is an associate in the New York office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice.
Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Alessandra served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel at the New York City Law Department, Office of the Corporation Counsel. Specifically, she worked in the Special Federal Litigation Division where she defended the City of New York and its officials in civil rights cases brought in federal court pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1983. In addition, Alessandra worked in the Office of the Corporation Counsel's Tort Division where she handled litigation of a variety of tort claims, including several of the office's most complex, high-exposure cases, all vended in New York County. Specifically, she litigated an array of complex cases involving police misconduct, excessive force, loss of sepulcher, infant-on-infant sexual assault, as well as cases where the plaintiff sustained high value injuries. She also served as a first-chair and second-chair in multiple jury trials, all of which resulted in defense verdicts.
During law school Alessandra was a member of Brooklyn Law School's Journal of Law & Policy as an Executive Notes & Comments Editor. In addition, she was a legal intern at the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York, Criminal Division.
Primary Area(s) of Practice
- General Liability
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Awards & Honors
As an Assistant Corporation Counsel at the New York City Law Department, Office of the Corporation Counsel, Alessandra received the 2018 Law Department Legal Rookie of the Year Award, which is given to the Law Department's top first-year attorneys.
Brooklyn Law School
- Executive Notes & Comments Editor, Journal of Law & Policy
University at Albany
Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice & Sociology, magna cum laude
No Drop Prosecution & Domestic Violence: Screening for Cooperation in the City That Never Speaks, 25 J. L. & Pol'y (2016)