Alyssa Schaefer

Alyssa Schaefer



Through strategic and innovative thinking, Alyssa assists clients in achieving their litigation objectives.

As an associate in Dorsey’s trial group, Alyssa is dedicated to advocating for her clients through all stages of the litigation lifecycle. Alyssa has assisted clients in navigating a broad range of complex antitrust and commercial litigation matters. Alyssa also advises clients on merger control reportability, and assists clients in related government investigations.

Before joining Dorsey, Alyssa served as a judicial intern at the Supreme Court of Wisconsin. Alyssa is committed to maintaining an active pro bono practice, representing clients in human rights, civil rights, and other related matters.

Education & Admissions

University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., 2020), cum laude, Order of the Coif

The George Washington University (B.A., International Affairs, 2014)


  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


Representative Experience

  • Defending distributor of farm products from allegations that it conspired with seed and pesticide manufacturers and distributors to boycott electronic sales platforms. In re Crop Inputs Antitrust Litig. (E.D. Mo.)
  • Assisted with advising Montana governmental entity on payroll tax issues
  • Participating as counsel in Second Requests by the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act
  • Assisted numerous clients navigate national and international merger control reviews

News & Resources

Legal Writings

  • U.S. Court Upholds First Criminal Indictment for Wage-fixing, European Competition Law Review, December 2021
  • U.S. Supreme Court Rules NCAA Violated Antitrust Laws, European Competition Law Review, July 2021
  • Federal Trade Commission Announces Decreased HSR Thresholds for 2021, European Competition Law Review, March 2021

Industries & Practices

  • Antitrust & Competition Law
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Technology


    Pro Bono 50 Hours 2022    Contributed 50+ Pro Bono Hours in 2021

  • Contributed more than 50 Challenge pro bono hours, 2021-2022

North Star Lawyer

  • MSBA North Star Lawyer, 2022
Alyssa Schaefer