Alejandro A. Herrera


Alejandro A. Herrera


Philadelphia | Cira Centre, 2929 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States of America 19104-2808
+1 215 994 2120 | +1 215 994 2222

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Alejandro A. Herrera focuses his practice on complex litigation and civil disputes in areas such as mass tort, ERISA, antitrust and civil RICO. Mr. Herrera has also litigated First Amendment actions and state contract law disputes.  

Mr. Herrera dedicates a substantial amount of his practice to pro bono work. He has litigated on behalf of numerous immigration clients seeking asylum or Special Immigrant Juvenile Status in immigration court, family court and before United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. In addition, Mr. Herrera has defended pro bono clients in federal criminal court.  He was a member of a team that obtained a successful settlement on behalf of parties seeking recovery under the Torture Victim Protection Act.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Herrera was an associate in the litigation group of another global law firm.

  • Chevron Corporation in a successful civil RICO and fraud suit, Chevron Corp. v. Donziger, which barred the enforcement of a US$9 billion Ecuadorian judgment against Chevron.
  • A multinational defendant accused of environmental torts in Los Angeles Superior Court in obtaining a favorable tentative ruling in the client’s favor on issue of alter ego and corporate successor liability.
  • A multinational defendant in a class action suit asserting claims under ERISA for increased pension benefits.
  • A foreign pharmaceutical company sued in the U.S. in connection with foreign competition disputes.
  • A corporation and employee accused of defamation and breach of contract by a national public figure, which led to an early settlement.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

  • Temple University, B.B.A., 2009, magna cum laude
  • The University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2013
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Western District of New York