Alec Zorich started with Givens & Johnston in 2021 as a Law Clerk and has been an attorney with the firm since being admitted to the Texas Bar. During his time at Givens & Johnston, Alec has assisted clients across a wide array of industries, including heavy machinery manufacturing, oil and gas, aviation, maritime, electronics, and more. Before joining Givens & Johnston, Alec interned for Senior District Judge David Hittner and Magistrate Judge Dena Hanovice Palermo at the Southern District of Texas – Houston Division.

Alec’s practice focuses on customs issues, such as tariff classification, anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations, and fines, penalties, forfeitures, and seizures; on export control issues, including control list compliance, seizures, penalties, and licensing; and economic sanctions issues, such as denied party screening, transaction compliance with U.S. and foreign sanction lists, licensing, and more.

Alec graduated early with honors from South Texas College of Law Houston and spent a summer abroad in London at the University of Greenwich. While a law student at South Texas, Alec was the State Bar of Texas – Law Student Division Representative for the Student Bar Association; an Assistant Development Editor for the South Texas Law Review; Articles and Notes Editor for CURRENTS: Journal of International Economic Law; Director of International Law, Treasurer, and 2L Representative for the International Law and National Security Society; member of Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society; a Presidential Fellow; and several other organizations.

Alec also received several honors and awards while in law school, receiving six CALI Awards (an award given to the student who earned the highest grade in the course) in Civil Procedure I and II, International Business Transactions, International Trade Compliance, Contract Building Blocks, and Legislation. Additionally, Alec won the Houston Bar Association – Appellate Law Section’s Best Appellate Brief scholarship, an award granted to one student from each Houston-area law school.

During Alec’s limited spare time, he enjoys traveling, particularly in East Asia, having lived, studied, and traveled in the Republic of Korea and surrounding countries for several years before, during, and after his time at Sejong University in Seoul. He enjoys cooking, having a background in the hospitality and tourism industry; tinkering with electronics; and spending time with his dogs, Charlie and Donnie.

Bar & Court Association

  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas


  • South Texas College of Law Houston, J.D., cum laude, 2022
  • University of Houston, B.S. in Hotel and Restaurant Management, cum laude, 2019

Professional & Civic Association

  • International Law Section of the Texas State Bar
  • Houston Bar Association – International Law Section