Employment Issues for Startups

Speaking Engagement | November.27.2018 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm (Pacific Daylight Time)

Berkeley School of Law
Employment Managing Associates, Alexandra Stathpoulos and Alexandra Heifetz are presenting at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law’s FORM+FUND Series. Alexandra S. and Alexandra H. will give a presentation entitled, “Employment Issues for Startups.” The FORM+FUND Series at UC Berkeley teaches the core legal, financial, and organizational aspects of starting and scaling a new business.  Each session features introductions and office hours hosted by leading Silicon Valley attorneys, entrepreneurs, and/or venture capitalists. Attendance is by registration only.

CLE Credits Available: N

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Practice:

  • Employment Law & Litigation

Alexandra Stathopoulos Senior Associate Employment Law & Litigation

San Francisco

Alex Stathopoulos, a senior associate in the San Francisco employment group, defends employers in complex wage and hour class actions and single plaintiff cases, and provides creative and practical counseling on a wide range of employment issues including new and developing areas of the law.

Legal 500 has recognized Alex as a "stand-out" attorney "who communicates quickly, confidently, and efficiently" and noted that she is "prepared, firm, and patient in depositions, with opposing counsel and with witnesses, and thinks very well on her feet." In 2020, Alex was appointed to a three-year voting term on the Executive Committee for the California Lawyers Association (CLA) Labor and Employment Section. From 2018-2020, Alex served as the California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA) Section Liaison to the Labor and Employment Section. Alex is an editor and contributed to the CLA Labor & Employment Law Review. 

Alex defends employers in class and collective actions brought under federal and state wage and hour laws, including misclassification, meal and rest periods, off-the-clock work, expense reimbursement, and Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) claims.  She also routinely defends employers in high-stakes single plaintiff cases involving leaves and accommodations, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblowing, wrongful termination, and trade secrets.

Her counseling practice focuses on providing advice to management, designing appropriate workplace policies and procedures, and offering creative and practical solutions to address a wide range of employment issues including new and developing areas of the law.

Orrick’s Employment Law and Litigation group was recently named Labor & Employment Department of the Year in California for the fourth consecutive year by The Recorder, the premier source for legal news, in recognition of their significant wins on behalf of leading multinational companies on today’s most complex and challenging employment law matters.