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Loomis, Alex

Alex H. Loomis

Direct Tel: +1 617-712-7120, Direct Fax: +1 617-712-7200
Tel: +1 617 712 7100 Fax: +1 617 712 7200

Alex Loomis joined Quinn Emanuel in 2018. He has wide experience in complex commercial litigation, including strategy development, pleadings, motion practice, discovery, and appeal. Alex has extensive class action experience in state and federal court, most recently defending against COVID-refund suits, including tuition reimbursement actions against Boston University, Suffolk University, and Brandeis University. Alex also has an active judgment enforcement practice (both judgment-debtor and judgment-creditor side), and recently successfully obtained a complete dismissal of a judgment enforcement action for lack of jurisdiction in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Before joining the firm, Alex worked as a clerk to the Honorable Judge Debra Ann Livingston on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Alex obtained his law degree in 2017 from Harvard Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude and won the Sears Prize. He graduated in 2012 from Harvard College.

  • Harvard Law School
  • (J.D., magna cum laude, 2017)
    • Sears Prize, 2016
    • Harvard National Security Journal:
      • Senior Editor
    • Ames Moot Court:
      • Semifinalist, 2016
  • Harvard College
  • (B.A., Philosophy, cum laude, 2012)
  • The State Bar of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court:
    • District of Massachusetts
  • United States Court of Appeals:
    • D.C. Circuit
    • Federal Circuit
    • Second Circuit
    • Fifth Circuit
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Debra A. Livingston:
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2017-2018
  • Jack Goldsmith & Alex Loomis, “Defend Forward” and Sovereignty, HOOVER INST. AEGIS SERIES PAPER NO. 2102 (2021).
  • Alex H. Loomis, The Power to Define Offenses Against the Law of Nations, 40 HARVARD JOURNAL OF PUBLIC POLICY 417 (2017).
  • Alex Loomis, Ziglar v. Abbasi: A Summary, Lawfare (June 20, 2017).
  • Alex Loomis, Will the Supreme Court Consider the Risk of Trump's Post-Ruling Tweets?, Lawfare (June 6, 2017).
  • Alex Loomis, Why Are the Lower Courts (Mostly) Ignoring Zivotofsky I's Political Question Analysis?, Lawfare (May 19, 2016).
  • Alex Loomis, Are Top-level Domains Property?, Lawfare (Jan. 5, 2016).
  • Alex Loomis, The Safe Harbor Framework Is Dead, Lawfare (Oct. 6, 2015).
  • Alex Loomis, Is the Safe Harbor Framework in Trouble?, Lawfare (Oct. 1, 2015).
  • Alex Loomis, The New York Times Is Confused About the Law of War Manual, Lawfare (Aug. 12, 2015).