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Alexandra ChaninNelson

PartnerAtlanta Co-Chair, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

O 404.407.3604

Alexandra ChaninNelson

Atlanta Co-Chair, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

O 404.407.3604

Focus Areas

  • Obtained summary judgment on multiple occasions for large natural gas company in Georgia involving large gas explosions.
  • Obtained court of appeals reversal of default judgment entered after improper service.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of hotel lender regarding breach of guarantee agreements, resulting in multi-million dollar judgment.
  • Obtained heavily contested default judgment against borrowers in Dekalb County, Georgia.
  • Obtained 60-day emergency TRO prohibiting misuse of trade secrets in absence of restrictive covenants in Hall County Georgia.
  • Obtained on multiple occasions injunctive relief enforcing nationwide covenant not to compete against former sales strategy director in Cobb County, Georgia.
  • Defeated certification of a class consisting of members throughout the state of New York on behalf of a large corporation in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
  • Obtained favorable settlement for commercial real estate developer in breach of contract suit.
  • Successfully briefed numerous motions to dismiss relating to wrongful foreclosure and lender liability issues.
  • Selected to Benchmark Litigation 40 & Under Hot List, 2021
  • Selected for inclusion in Euromoney’s 2021 Expert Guides: Rising Stars for Business Litigation
  • Selected to the Georgia Rising Stars list, 2018-2022
  • Dean’s Award in Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy Program, 2009


  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., 2011,
    with honors

    notes and commentary editor, Emory International Law Review

  • Tulane University, B.A., 2006,
    cum laude
  • American University of Paris, 2005

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia