Alaura R.M.Perdzock

Associate

Pittsburgh + 1.412.394.7953

Alaura Perdzock represents corporate clients in complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts, including disputes involving breach of contracts, business torts, and product liability. Her practice includes evaluating claims and legal issues, managing teams to develop facts and evidence, working closely with expert witnesses, drafting motions and briefs in the trial and appellate courts, and preparing for trial.

Alaura has served clients in the aviation, transportation, financial services, consumer products, and health care industries. Recently, Alaura assisted in successfully defending a global engineering and aerospace company in a dispute stemming from a multibillion dollar aircraft development program before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Alaura currently defends a global leader in coatings and related products in product liability lawsuits.

Alaura has successfully represented pro bono clients in appeals before the Pennsylvania Superior Court concerning Pennsylvania's Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law and before administrative judges in connection with Pittsburgh's Project H.E.L.P. (Homeless Experience Legal Protection) Program. She currently represents a client seeking asylum as part of the Firm's Laredo Project, which provides legal information and representation to women refugees detained at the southern border.

Alaura serves as a mentor for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Success in Law School Mentoring Program. She is a member of the American Heart Association's Young Professionals and the Young Leadership Board for Boys Hope, Girls Hope Pittsburgh.

Experience

  • Sherwin-Williams obtains favorable decision from Seventh Circuit in personal injury casesA Jones Day cross-office, cross-practice team obtained a precedential decision from the Seventh Circuit that directed judgment as a matter of law for The Sherwin-Williams Company following a consolidated trial of three personal injury plaintiffs claiming injury from their exposure to white lead carbonate pigments (WLC).
  • Global engineering and aerospace company resolves ICC dispute with its engine supplierJones Day successfully settled a private arbitration before the International Chamber of Commerce ("ICC") on behalf of a global engineering and aerospace company.
  • Additional Publications

    Publications Prior to Jones Day

    April 1, 2016
    Don't Be Left Without An Expert Witness, coauthor, Law360

    Speaking Engagements

    • December 5, 2019
      Women's Executive Leadership Program, Duquesne University