Alexandra Guerra

Managing Associate


Clients trust Alex to defend them in high-stakes employment and class action litigation. To guide clients forward, Alex blends her legislative policy background and employment litigation experience to frame tailored solutions based on the client's business goals and needs. 

Alex's practice covers all aspects of employment law, specializing in class action defense, complex employment litigation, and pay equity. She has extensive experience with single plaintiff and multi-plaintiff litigation, class actions, collective actions, and representative actions involving wage and hour claims (including misclassification, Fair Labor Standards Act, and California Private Attorneys General Act claims) and discrimination and harassment claims (including Title VII, Equal Pay Act, and California Fair Employment and House Act claims). Alex also counsels employers on a wide variety of employment issues from hiring practices to terminations, and helps her clients draft employee handbooks, arbitration agreements, and other policies. She provides routine training to employers on employment law topics including equal pay, and new workplace compliance requirements. 

  • Alex is also passionate about diversity and inclusion and serves as the Co-Chair of Orrick's Sacramento Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Alex enjoys participating in local affinity bar organizations and giving back to programs such as the Sacramento County Bar Association's Diversity Fellowship. Through her pro bono practice, Alex assists America's largest non-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, represents asylees fleeing gang violence in Central America, and has traveled to the border to help upload the rights of children in federal custody pursuant to the Flores settlement agreement.

    Before joining Orrick, Alex was active in California politics. She helped manage presidential, congressional, and supervisorial campaigns and held leadership positions within the youth arm of a major political party. Alex also interned for high-ranking members of the legislature, to include the Majority Whip of the California State Assembly and the President pro Tempore of the California State Senate. These experiences position Alex to understand the complexity of California's employment laws and the varied interests motivating these policies. 

  • Some of Alex's more notable engagements include the following:

    Class Actions

    • Moussouris v. Microsoft: Alex handled multiple parts of a nationwide class action against our client that alleged gender discrimination in performance evaluations, promotions and pay. Our team defeated class certification which was then affirmed on appeal.
    • Higher Education Institution: Alex is defending our client in multiple pending class actions alleging breach of contract for tuition and other fees.