Cozen O’Connor: Sebia, Alexa

Alexa Sebia

Associate

Philadelphia

(215) 665-6906

(215) 665-2013

Alexa Sebia joined Cozen O'Connor's Litigation Department in Philadelphia in 2014.

Alexa received her J.D., cum laude, from Villanova University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts in government from Georgetown University. While at Villanova, Alexa was an associate editor for the Moorad Sports Law Journal.

Publications

Subrogation and Recovery for Winter Storm Jonas [Subrogation & Recovery Alert]

January 28, 2016

William N. Clark, Jr., and Alexa Sebia discuss Winter Storm Jonas and potential subrogation opportunities.

When Does Aggressive Advocacy Expose Lawyers to Potential Defamation Liability: Navigating the Bounds of Judicial Immunity [DRI: Professionalism Perspectives]

April 10, 2015

Thomas Wilkinson and Alexa Sebia explain how aggressive advocacy outside the confines of the courthouse may trigger potential defamation exposure for lawyers and their clients, even for lawyers who simply circulate filed pleadings to reporters or accurately summarize them via social media.

No Standing for Data Breach Plaintiffs in Southern District of Texas Class Action [Cyber Law Monitor Blog]

February 27, 2015

Earlier this month, a Texas federal judge rejected a data breach plaintiff’s claim of a relaxed standard for Article III standing based on the “heightened risks” posed by potential identity theft and security fraud.  The court ruled that despite the possibility that thieves could drain her back...

Court Rejects Attorney-Client Privilege in Employment Discrimination Case [DRI: Professionalism Perspectives]

February 26, 2015

In an article titled "Court Rejects Attorney-Client Privilege in Employment Discrimination Case,’’ Thomas Wilkinson, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation Department, and Alexa Sebia, an associate in the Commercial Litigation Department, discuss a Pennsylvania federal judge’s rejection of a company’s claim to attorney-client privilege as an obstacle to pursuit of a sex discrimination suit brought by a lawyer and former employee.

Social Media Posts Take Center Stage at U.S. Supreme Court [The Legal Intelligencer]

December 29, 2014

In an article titled “Social Media Posts Take Center Stage at U.S. Supreme Court,” Stephen Miller, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation Department, and Alexa Sebia, an associate in the Commercial Litigation Department, discuss United States v. Elonis, in which the U.S. Supreme Court will attempt to define when comments made on social media platforms cross the line from protected free speech to criminal activity. The case arose in our own Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Anthony Elonis posted violent rap lyrics and graphic messages on Facebook about his estranged wife, co-workers and an FBI agent. The communications were objectively threatening, but the relevant question is whether that speech is protected if the government cannot prove that the speaker intended to act on the threat.

Data Breach Plaintiff Given Second Chance to Certify Class Action Suit [Cyber Law Monitor Blog]

December 24, 2014

Recently, the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled in favor of data breach plaintiff Avrum Baum, giving him a second chance to certify a class action suit against Keystone Mercy Health Plan.  Baum brought suit against the insurer and its affiliate, AmeriHealth Mercy Health Plan, after it misplaced an...

California Health Care Providers Successfully Ward Off Data Breach Lawsuits [Cyber Law Monitor Blog]

November 11, 2014

In a pair of recent cases, two California health care providers successfully warded off lawsuits arising from unauthorized data breaches of patient files.  These cases illustrate that improper disclosure of electronically stored personal information is an increasing concern for the health care...

California Court Raises Anew Questions of Standing in Data Breach Cases [Cyber Law Monitor Blog]

October 21, 2014

There is no question that data breaches are among the most common and costly threats to consumers and companies alike. What remains the subject of vehement debate is whether plaintiffs in cyber-attack cases must allege stolen data was misused in order to have standing in court. In a recent decision,...

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  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 2014
  • Georgetown University, B.A., 2011
  • Pennsylvania