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Senior AssociateSan Francisco
In 2018, Alex was named California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA) Section Liaison to the California Lawyers Association (CLA)
Labor and Employment Section, and is an editorial board member of the CLA Labor & Employment Section Law Review. She was also recently appointed as an Alternate Delegate to the American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates, the policymaking body of the nationwide group.
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.
Prior to law school, Alex was a communication consultant to Fortune 500 companies, providing written deliverables and analysis on topics that included employee health plans, compensation, and retirement benefits.
Alex has significant experience litigating a broad range of employment issues. Her recent experience includes the following:
Class & Collective Actions
Single Plaintiff Discrimination/Wrongful Termination
In addition, Alex has helped employers obtain resolution through negotiation and mediation. She has a demonstrated commitment to pro bono work, including work to secure relief for asylum-seekers and providing counseling on employment issues to non-profits.