Alexis Coll-Very is a Litigation Partner in the Firm’s Palo Alto office, focusing on government and internal investigations, shareholder litigation and complex commercial disputes. In 2015, she was named by The Daily Journal as a «Top Woman Litigator in California,» and from 2014-2016 she has been recognized by the publication as one of the “Top Women Lawyers,” which recognizes the legal achievements of women in the state of California. In 2011, the Silicon Valley Business Journal honored her as a Woman of Influence. In 2013, The Recorder recognized Alexis as one of its Women Leaders in Technology Law.
Alexis regularly advises both publicly and privately held companies who are confronted with allegations of wrongdoing. She regularly conducts internal investigations for management and boards of directors (including audit and other board committees), and represents these clients in any associated proceedings before federal, state and industry regulators. She also defends companies in shareholder litigation, including federal and state securities claims and derivative claims. In recent years, her practice has increasingly focused on Asia and Alexis spends a significant amount of time in our Hong Kong and Beijing offices.
Alexis routinely handles civil rights lawsuits for various pro bono clients, at trial and on appeal, in the state and federal courts of California. She was honored by the ACLU of Southern California with the Reproductive Justice Award 2015. Alexis serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence and Legal Momentum – The Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund. She began practicing law in Simpson Thacher’s New York office in 1995 and joined its Palo Alto office in 2000. She received her A.B., cum laude, from Duke University in 1992 and her J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School in 1995. She is admitted to practice in the state and federal district courts of California and New York, the Ninth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.