James R. Alicea

James R. Alicea

Associate

+1 212 981 2316
Emailjalicea@wilkauslander.com
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James Alicea practices general litigation, with experience in complex commercial, securities/white collar, antitrust, and judgment enforcement matters. James represents businesses and individuals in state and federal courts throughout the U.S.

James graduated valedictorian from Wagner College in 2013 and attended Cornell Law School, where he graduated cum laude and served as an Honors Fellow and Professional Development Mentor.  In addition to his studies, James served as an associate for the Cornell Law School Journal of Law and Public Policy and was recognized as a top competitor in Cornell Law School’s Mock Trial competitions.

Prior to joining Wilk Auslander, James worked for a large corporate firm in New York representing large financial institutions, multi-billion dollar corporations, and hedge funds in securities litigation, white collar investigation, and civil antitrust matters.

James is passionate about LGBTQ legal advocacy, and has spent years representing clients pro bono from organizations such as GLAAD, Lambda Legal, the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF), and Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE).  In 2018, James was selected as an Empire State Counsel Honoree for exceptional pro bono service to his clients.

James has also taught as an adjunct professor of law and government in New York City.

In his spare time, James is an avid baker and enjoys theatre, fashion, and travel.

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James Alicea practices general litigation, with experience in complex commercial, securities/white collar, antitrust, and judgment enforcement matters. James represents businesses and individuals in state and federal courts throughout the U.S.

James graduated valedictorian from Wagner College in 2013 and attended Cornell Law School, where he graduated cum laude and served as an Honors Fellow and Professional Development Mentor.  In addition to his studies, James served as an associate for the Cornell Law School Journal of Law and Public Policy and was recognized as a top competitor in Cornell Law School’s Mock Trial competitions.

Prior to joining Wilk Auslander, James worked for a large corporate firm in New York representing large financial institutions, multi-billion dollar corporations, and hedge funds in securities litigation, white collar investigation, and civil antitrust matters.

James is passionate about LGBTQ legal advocacy, and has spent years representing clients pro bono from organizations such as GLAAD, Lambda Legal, the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF), and Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE).  In 2018, James was selected as an Empire State Counsel Honoree for exceptional pro bono service to his clients.

James has also taught as an adjunct professor of law and government in New York City.

In his spare time, James is an avid baker and enjoys theatre, fashion, and travel.

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Education
  • Cornell Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2016
  • Wagner College, summa cum laude, 2013
Bar/Court Admissions
  • New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York