Jacob D. Alderdice is an associate in the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation Practice. He represents clients in a variety of complex, high-stakes litigation.
Mr. Alderdice's practice spans a broad spectrum of substantive areas and industries, and he has experience in state and federal courts across the country, in all phases of complex commercial litigation and arbitration. He has represented clients in high-stakes contractual disputes, consumer class actions, pre-acquisition disputes, trademark litigation, employment disputes and other types of civil litigation. Mr. Alderdice’s clients span a number of industries, including telecommunications, consumer goods, financial services, hospitality, biopharmaceuticals and clinical research, and transportation, among others.
Mr. Alderdice also maintains an active pro bono practice. He has appeared and argued in state and federal court on behalf of individual and organizational pro bono clients, in a wide variety of fields including civil rights, education, housing, immigration and police misconduct. Recently, he represented the NAACP and others in litigation concerning the 2020 Census, he partnered with the ACLU and others in litigation concerning the exclusion of individuals with criminal records from the federal Paycheck Protection Program, and he represented New Yorkers experiencing homelessness seeking safe shelter during the pandemic. Mr. Alderdice is a member of the Pro Bono Advisory Board of Legal Services NYC.
Mr. Alderdice received his JD from Harvard Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude and was a solicited content editor on the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. While at law school, he coordinated impact litigation for the Prison Legal Assistance Project, advocating for incarcerated individuals in administrative hearings and Massachusetts state court. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from New York University. After graduating from law school, Mr. Alderdice served as a law clerk to the Honorable John G. Koeltl of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Mr. Alderdice is admitted to practice in the state of New York.