Alexandra N. Krasovec
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Alexandra N. Krasovec

Associate
krasovec.alexandra@dorsey.com

Overview

Bright, intuitive, and reliable, Alex is a well-equipped litigator, who executes every case with precision and poise.

Alex is a member of one of the nation’s most knowledgeable and experienced Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) defense teams. She has defended financial institutions and companies of varying sizes against individual TCPA claims and class actions, nationwide. Always staying on the forefront of developments in this ever-changing area of law, Alex works with clients to craft novel arguments and develop strategies aimed at curtailing the reach of the TCPA, both in court and through policy efforts before the Federal Communications Commission.

Alex’s expertise also transcends the TCPA to the defense of claims brought pursuant to other consumer protection statutes, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (RFDCPA), and California Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (CCRAA), as well as broader commercial litigation, including cases involving claims for breach of contract, fraud, unfair competition, and trade secret misappropriation.  

While Alex’s practice focuses primarily on consumer financial services, she also has substantial experience in the areas of construction defect, professional liability, premises liability, and labor and employment.  She has represented franchisees, real estate companies, design professionals, and public entities, in cases ranging from two-party disputes to complex multiparty litigation with the potential for multimillion dollar exposure.   

Alex has appeared in federal and state district and appeals courts, arbitrations, and civil service commission proceedings.  Additionally, Alex brings a unique perspective to her appellate practice, having had the opportunity to work on both sides of the bench.  While in law school, Alex externed for the Honorable Kim McLane Wardlaw in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  She has since contributed significantly to a number of appeals, petitions, and amicus briefs before the California Court of Appeal, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Education & Admissions

Chapman University School of Law (J.D., 2011), magna cum laude

University of San Diego (B.A., English, 2008), magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • California
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Clerkships

  • Judicial Extern, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Honorable Kim McLane Wardlaw, 2009-2009

Experience

Representative Litigation

  • Drafted amicus brief on behalf of several trade associations in support of ACA International appeal of FCC’s July 10, 2015 TCPA Declaratory Ruling and Order before the D.C. Circuit
  • Obtained first stay of a TCPA case pending the D.C. Circuit’s ruling in ACA Int’l v. FCC granted by the Northern District Georgia
  • Secured dismissals of several putative TCPA class actions through individual pick-off moves
  • Obtained favorable settlement of putative TCPA class action on behalf of franchisee arising out of third-party vendor text message (SMS) marketing campaign 
  • Secured complete dismissal of TCPA action against financial institution where claims arose out of spoofed calls 
  • Secured complete dismissal of TCPA action against debt collection agency by establishing that calls were not placed using an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS)
  • Secured complete dismissal of wrong-number TCPA action against financial institution for thousands of alleged telemarketing calls, where call counts were logged by call tracking app
  • Secured favorable settlement in contentious individual TCPA case against auto finance company, with summary judgment motion pending and following declaration of impasse at court-ordered mediation
  • Obtained complete dismissal of FCRA/CCRAA case against credit reporting agency prior to expiration of responsive pleading deadline
  • Secured voluntary dismissal in banking operations case involving allegations of fraud, precipitated by filing of defensive motion for summary judgment on behalf of bank
  • Obtained judgment in favor of civil engineering firm in construction defect case involving catastrophic personal injury claims after succesful appeal from overruled demurrer, in which the appellate court found that the construction defects alleged in the complaint were patent and thus barred by the expiration of the statute of limitations, Cal. C.C.P. § 337.1, and the “completed and accepted” doctrine

News & Resources

Articles

FCC Creates New TCPA Safe Harbor and Reassigned Phone Number Database
The Black Box: Proposition 65 Considerations for the Food & Beverage Industry
TCPA Roundup: A Week of Blockbuster News from the Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit, the FCC, and a Few District Courts
#MarketingLaw – Update from the 2018 ANA/BAA Marketing Law Conference
Fall is for Falling Leaves, Thanksgiving, and TCPA Omnibus II?
Circuit Split Pronounced by District Court’s Application of Statutory Definition of an ATDS
Ninth Circuit Rules an ATDS Need Only Have the Capacity to “Store Numbers to Be Called” and Dial “Automatically”
WARNING: The Prop 65 Transition Period is Over!
"Protecting Against TCPA Exposure: The Vendor Edition," Mortgage Compliance Magazine, July 2018
Prop 65 Developments Relevant to the Food & Beverage Industry: Changes On Three Important Fronts
Supreme Court has Opportunity to Reconcile Retroactivity Rulings: Will Callers Be On or Off the Hook?
The Ever-Evolving Interpretation of an ATDS: Where Are We Now? (No, Really!)
PSA: FCC Seeks Comment on Reassigned Number Databases and the Creation of a TCPA Safe Harbor
Back to Basics: What is an “ATDS,” Really?
"Dorsey’s TCPA Team Earns First-of-Its-Kind Order Staying Individual TCPA Case Pending D.C. Circuit’s Ruling on Consolidated Appeal of the FCC’s 2015 Omnibus Order," Consumer Financial Services Legal Update

Legal Writings

  • Barker, David E., and Alexandra N. Krasovec, “Two Times the Copyright Protection for Some Types of Work.” ASCE Orange County Newsletter. February 2013.  
  • Krasovec, Alexandra, “FCC Expansion of TCPA Continues, Calling Into Question Validity of Consent In Online Terms of Service for Consumer-Related Contacts.” Severson & Werson Consumer Finance Report. November 2015.
  • Tinkham, Nicole A. Davis, and Alexandra N. Krasovec, “California Ramps Up Wage and Hour Enforcement.” ASCE Orange County Newsletter. April 2014. 

Select Presentations

  • Co-Presenter, "Lead Provider Regulations and Vendor Oversight," MBA Compliance Essentials, October 4, 2018
  • Co-Presenter, "Lead Provider Regulations and Vendor Oversight," MBA Compliance Essentials, May 31, 2018

Industries & Practices

  • Appellate
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Development & Infrastructure
  • Financial Services Regulatory
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Healthcare
  • Labor & Employment
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Organizations
    • Orange County Bar Association
  • Pro Bono
    • Co-authored Petition for Writ of Certiorari and Amicus Curiae Brief on the Merits before the Supreme Court of the United States concerning the availability of damages under Section 3 of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA)
    • Drafted political asylum appeal before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • Argued non-asylum immigration appeal before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Alexandra N. Krasovec