Alaura Perdzock is a litigator focused on helping clients navigate high-stakes commercial disputes. She has advised clients on matters involving contract breaches, business torts, project delays, and antitrust claims. Alaura's experience extends across all stages of commercial litigation from evaluating claims and legal issues to conducting discovery, drafting dispositive motions, preparing for trial, and briefing appeals.
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 is currently involved in defending a financial institution in lawsuits filed by institutional investors relating to residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) trusts.
Alaura maintains an active pro bono practice. She has successfully represented 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. Alaura is also involved in 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.
Publications Prior to Jones Day
April 1, 2016
Don't Be Left Without An Expert Witness, coauthor, Law360
- December 5, 2019
Women's Executive Leadership Program, Duquesne University
- University of Virginia (J.D. 2015; Editorial Board, Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law); University of Wisconsin (B.A. with honors 2012; Phi Beta Kappa)
- Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" — commercial litigation (2021)