Ali I. Alsarraf is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department and a member of the Complex Commercial Litigation practice group. Mr. Alsarraf has represented clients in major contract disputes, international investment-treaty disputes, SEC investigations, and securities litigation. Mr. Alsarraf’s work involves all phases of litigation, including motion practice, trial practice, discovery management, and negotiations.
Before joining Jenner & Block, Mr. Alsarraf served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ann M. Donnelly of the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Before clerking, Mr. Alsarraf was a litigation associate at a top law firm in New York, where he focused on complex commercial litigation, international arbitration, and securities litigation and investigations. Mr. Alsarraf went to trial on cases in the Southern District of New York, in the Delaware Court of Chancery, and before an SEC administrative law judge.
Mr. Alsarraf maintains an active pro bono practice. He secured a winning settlement in a Religious Freedom Restoration Act lawsuit against federal prison officials after he deposed two of the defendants. Mr. Alsarraf has extensive experience working on immigration-related cases, arguing an immigration appeal in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, writing and filing an amicus brief before the Board of Immigration Appeals, and representing clients in their refugee resettlement and Special Immigrant Visa applications.
During law school, Mr. Alsarraf founded the USC chapter of the International Refugee Assistance Project, was a member of the Southern California Law Review, and was a teaching fellow in the Legal Writing and Advocacy Program. He received the Miller-Johnson Equal Justice Award for his commitment to civil and social justice. Before law school, Mr. Alsarraf studied Arabic in Amman, Jordan.