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  • University of Florida, B.S. (2004)
  • The George Washington University, J.D. (2008)


  • District of Columbia
  • New York
Alexis Victoria DeBernardis, Associate Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2631
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Alexis Victoria DeBernardis is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office. She is a member of the Antitrust Group, where her practice focuses on representing corporate clients in various circumstances, including competitor collaborations, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and issues related to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. Alexis also has a range of experience in chapter 11 reorganization transactions, including sales of distressed assets and businesses, protections of creditors' rights, and negotiation of exit strategies implemented through a plan of reorganization. She has represented secured and unsecured lenders, bondholders and other creditors, and purchasers of distressed assets and businesses.

At the firm, Alexis is a steering committee member of the Women Attorneys' Network, an internal network dedicated to the promotion and advancement of women attorneys through a community platform and professional development opportunities.

Alexis received her juris doctor from the George Washington University Law School, where she was a member of the Moot Court Board. During law school, Alexis interned for Hon. S. Martin Teel, Jr. in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia. She received her B.S. in finance from the University of Florida in 2004.

Representative Matters:

  • Advised private equity clients seeking to acquire the assets of a bankrupt company, including review and analysis of underlying credit and guarantee agreements; revision of purchase agreement; review of transaction term sheets and agency assignments; performance of company diligence for potential contracts; and drafting settlement agreements.
  • Advocated on behalf of lending clients in the chapter 11 cases of a multinational company, including negotiating for additional liens on the company's collateral.
  • Represented clients in a joint venture relationship with chapter 11 debtors, including review of underlying credit and guarantee agreements to determine clients' available rights and remedies and seeking court permission to foreclose on collateral in accordance with federal statutes.
  • Counseled bond investors and other unsecured creditors of the parent company of a commercial lender, including valuation of assets to maximize the clients' potential recovery; litigation against the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation with respect to the disputed ownership of various assets; and analysis of federal banking regulations.


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, New York

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