Alexandra Korry Interviewed for Lawyer Limelight in LawdragonMay 6, 2019
M&A partner Alexandra Korry was profiled in Lawdragon's Lawyer Limelight. The interview explored Alexandra's experiences as a female partner, high-stakes dealmaker and outspoken advocate for social change. “It's still extremely hard in our society to be a strong woman. From my early days, if I saw something that was wrong I'd stand up. … I'm just sort of a rebel within any institution,” Alexandra said, adding that her success despite that outspokenness “is a compliment, in effect, to Sullivan & Cromwell.”
Alexandra also spoke about the advice she gives to new lawyers: “[Y]ou have to dare to be an adviser,” she said, explaining that the client is counting on its lawyers to understand all the factors at play and to know when a seemingly sound strategy may not be in the client's best interest. “…You have to be creative, and you need to speak up,” she said, noting that she has always had the freedom at Sullivan & Cromwell to do the right thing as a counselor because “This firm cares about integrity.”
Alexandra is among several other notable S&C partners to be featured in Lawdragon's Lawyer Limelight, including Joseph Shenker and Alison Ressler.