Alex Markoff is an Associate in Ellis George Cipollone O’Brien Annaguey LLP’s Los Angeles office where he applies his military litigation experience as a former Judge Advocate in the United States Army.
Serving as an active duty attorney in the Army Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps, Alex advised military commanders and prosecuted military crimes throughout Asia-Pacific, including Hawaii, Guam, and South Korea. He facilitated complex military litigation from the discovery phase through motions and trial, working alongside government stakeholders in the FBI, NSA, and DOJ. Alex also served as a legal advisor to allied militaries and the United Nations during a multinational military exercise in 2019. For exceptionally meritorious service as an Army officer and litigator, Alex is the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal.
Alex also has experience working on First Amendment and Title VII cases. He is skilled in evaluating federal and state law to implement risk-mitigation policies for both government and private clients.
In law school, Alex served as a clerk for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office with a focus on legal and regulatory compliance. He reviewed municipal law for constitutionality and assisted the City Attorney in drafting briefs for the California Court of Appeal.
Alex graduated from the George Washington University, summa cum laude, and earned his J.D. from the UCLA School of Law with a focus on constitutional law. He was a member of UCLA Law’s trial advocacy program and completed a third-year thesis on constitutional interpretation. During his education, Alex worked as a legislative aide in the United States Congress. His background also includes editorial and media experience with national publishing firms, including National Geographic.
- UCLA School of Law, J.D.
Member, Trial Advocacy Program
- George Washington University, B.A., summa cum laude