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Alexi Velez

Litigation Practice Group Director Practice Areas: Litigation Phone: 1-202-968-4654 Email:

Alexi Velez is the Director of ELG’s Litigation Practice Group. Previously a Counsel at ELG, Alexi has more than half a decade of high-profile civil rights litigation experience, primarily focused on challenging voter suppression laws designed to disenfranchise young, impoverished, elderly and disabled voters.  

For example, in March of 2022, Alexi was on the ELG team that successfully struck down four Arkansas voter suppression bills that went after every aspect of Arkansas’s election process.  

In 2018, Alexi helped successfully strike down Missouri’s newly enacted voter ID law. That same year, she also helped obtain a landmark victory in a lawsuit challenging Florida’s prohibition on placing early voting sites on college campuses.  

Alexi also represented clients in election recounts. In 2019, she helped successfully represent Democratic candidate Dan McCready in an election fraud hearing that resulted in North Carolina ordering a new congressional election in NC-9. This decision was the first and only time a state has set aside a federal election because of fraudulent activity. 
Alexi has also litigated a wide variety of other cases that run the gamut from white collar defense to defamation and broader tort defense.   

Alexi is a graduate of Rutgers Law School. She clerked for the Hon. George S. Leone, Superior Court for the Appellate Division of New Jersey and began her career as a fellow and then staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, where she won a first-of-its kind lawsuit against a municipal court judge and municipality for wrongly jailing a young man because of his inability to immediately pay a $200 fine and upheld the rights of another young person wrongfully arrested for filming a state trooper who was arresting a person of color.