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Alexander J. Chern

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Alexander Chern is a member of the commercial disputes practice group, and he specializes in appellate advocacy and complex commercial litigation. Mr. Chern has experience drafting petitions and briefs filed with the United States Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Texas Supreme Court, and the Texas Courts of Appeals.

Mr. Chern also has experience at the trial stage of litigation, where he has drafted dispositive motions in federal and state court.

Professional Background

Mr. Chern served as a summer associate at the firm where he assisted with a pro-bono eviction trial that resulted in a favorable jury verdict and drafted a section of a Medicare overpayment appeal.

While in law school, Mr. Chern contributed to briefs and petitions filed before the United States Supreme Court as a member of UT Law’s United States Supreme Court Clinic, and he contributed to briefs filed in federal and state appellate courts as a law clerk in the Texas Office of the Solicitor General. Based on his work in appellate advocacy, UT Law presented Mr. Chern with the Justice Mack Kidd Outstanding Senior Appellate Advocacy Award, an award given to one graduating student for excellence in appellate advocacy during all three years of law school.

Mr. Chern also served as an articles editor for Volume 21 of the Texas Review of Law & Politics and as executive vice president of UT Law’s chapter of the Federalist Society.


  • Justice Mack Kidd Outstanding Senior Appellate Advocacy Award
  • Order of the Barristers
  • ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition, National Quarterfinalist, Regional Champion (2017)
  • Texas Ultimate Writing Competition, Second Place (2017)
  • Dean’s Achievement Award – Legal Research and Writing (2016)
  • Gardere Mock Trial Competition, Champion, Best Advocate (2016)
  • Thad T. Hutcheson First–Year Moot Court Competition, Semifinalist (2016)
  • Represented 17 nonprofit amici and drafted an amici curiae brief urging the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse the lower court and uphold the Affordable Care Act in Texas v. United States, No. 19-10011 (5th Cir. Apr. 1, 2019) (challenge to Affordable Care Act).
  • Represented amici and drafted an amici curiae brief urging the Supreme Court of Texas to request merits briefing and grant the petition in Guimaraes v. Brann, No. 19-0083 (Tex. May 8, 2019) (concerning the proper interpretation of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction).