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Alyssa Pronley is an associate in McKool Smith's New York office. She focuses her practice on intellectual property, commercial litigation, and white collar defense. Prior to joining the firm, Alyssa was a Law Clerk to the Honorable Steven M. Gold of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Before clerking, she was a Post-Doctoral Fellow/Attorney at the Clemency Resource Center within the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law where she conducted case investigations and drafted executive clemency petitions for federal inmates convicted of non-violent offenses and sentenced under former laws or mandatory minimums.

While in law school, Alyssa worked at a criminal defense firm where she helped represent clients in federal and state matters. She also interned at The White House with the Domestic Policy Council and at the U.S. Department of Justice where she researched litigation and trial issues associated with expert testimony, privacy issues related to technology, and big data use by law enforcement for the Office of Legal Policy. Alyssa was an Editor of the Journal of Legislation and Public Policy and was Runner-up Best Advocate at NYU School of Law's Trial Advocacy Competition. She is also the recipient of an All-American Attorney award from the American Mock Trial Association.


Community & Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Council
  • New York County Lawyers’ Association


J.D., New York University School of Law, 2015.

B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science and Journalism, Loyola University Chicago, 2012.

Court Admissions

  • State of New York
  • The U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • The U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
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