Alexander J. Owings 

Associate – New York
T.+1 212 504 6124
200 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10281 V-CARD

Alex Owings is an associate in Cadwalader’s Global Litigation Group. Alex represents clients in a wide range of complex and high-stakes matters and is experienced in all stages of litigation, including pre-suit investigations, fact and expert discovery, dispositive motion practice, settlement negotiations and trial. In recognition of his work in commercial litigation, Alex was named to the 2021 and 2022 editions of The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch.

Alex maintains an active pro bono practice and has helped a client win a grant of asylum under the United States immigration laws. He also has represented a client seeking clemency from the Governor of New York and was part of a team that obtained a $6 million settlement on behalf of a Staten Island boy who vanished from the custody of New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services.

Alex received his J.D., with honors, from Emory University School of Law, where he served as an editor of the Emory Law Journal and completed externships with the corporate litigation department of The Coca-Cola Company and Justice David E. Nahmias of the Supreme Court of Georgia. He received a B.A., magna cum laude with honors in Philosophy, from Vanderbilt University. Before joining Cadwalader, he was an associate in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Alex is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Alexander J. Owings 


  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • New York


  • Emory University School of Law
    J.D., with honors
  • Vanderbilt University
    B.A., magna cum laude with honors in Philosophy