Laura Welikson is Of Counsel in Constantine Cannon’s New York office, where she practices civil antitrust and complex commercial litigation. Prior to joining Constantine Cannon, Ms. Welikson worked at Bradley as a general commercial litigator with a focus on appellate litigation. Ms. Welikson has argued before federal and state appellate courts and authored numerous briefs and motions involving a wide variety of legal issues. Ms. Welikson also was appointed under the Criminal Justice Act to represent indigent defendants in federal appellate and post-conviction proceedings. Ms. Welikson began her legal career at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York. Prior to law school, Ms. Welikson was the Director of Research at Coleman Research Group in New York. She oversaw global research operations for Coleman, with offices in New York, London, Beijing, and Hong Kong.
Ms. Welikson has clerked for two federal judges, Judge James L. Cott in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and Judge James E. Graves, Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Ms. Welikson graduated with high honors from the George Washington University Law School in 2013 and received the Phi Delta Phi Award for excellence in the areas of professional responsibility, ethics, and jurisprudence. Ms. Welikson has a B.A. in classics from Columbia University.
Ms. Welikson co-authored Third-Party Litigation Funding: A Review of Recent Industry Developments, published by the International Association of Defense Counsel. Ms. Welikson also assisted Jon Blackman in writing a chapter on the Alien Tort Statute and Torture Victims Protection Act for Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, Fourth Edition (Thomson Reuters and the American Bar Association Section of Litigation).
Ms. Welikson is admitted to practice in New York and Mississippi and before the Fifth and Sixth Circuits, the Southern District of New York, and the Southern and Northern Districts of Mississippi.