Alejandra Apecechea is an associate in King & Spalding’s Washington, D.C., office and a member of the firm’s Special Matters and Investigations practice. Ms. Apecechea represents clients in government investigations and related litigation, including government criminal and civil investigations, corporate internal investigations, white-collar criminal defense, and complex civil litigation.
She has experience defending companies in investigations and enforcement actions brought by the Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency, Securities and Exchange Commission, and numerous state attorneys general.
Ms. Apecechea also devotes a significant portion of her time to pro bono work, with a particular focus on immigration law. She regularly represents asylum seekers and unaccompanied minors in removal proceedings and before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and is co-chair of the firm’s UndocuNeighbor initiative, where she primarily assists Dreamers with their DACA renewal applications. Ms. Apecechea also serves as pro bono counsel to Voto Latino.
Ms. Apecechea received her law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall), where she was a member of the Berkeley Business Law Journal and participated in the El Centro Legal de la Raza housing clinic and the Veterans’ Law Practicum. During law school, she was also a law clerk in the Civil Division of the Department of Justice. Ms. Apecechea graduated with highest distinction from the University of California, Berkeley, in Political Science, with a specialization in comparative politics. During this time, she was also a legal intern at the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office.
- J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
- B.A., University of California, Berkeley, highest distinction
- District of Columbia
- Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia (Communications Committee)
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