Alex Stathopoulos defends employers in complex wage and hour class actions and high-stakes single plaintiff cases, and provides creative and practical counseling on a wide range of employment issues including new and developing areas of the law.
Alex is based out of Orrick's San Francisco and Los Angeles offices and represents clients across California in their most critical employment law disputes. 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." A thought leader in the employment law space, Alex is active on the Executive Committee for the California Lawyers Association (CLA) Labor and Employment Section and is an Editor-in-Chief of the CLA Labor & Employment Law Review. Alex also serves on the Executive Committee for the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) Labor and Employment Law Section.
Alex's north star is understanding a client's business objectives first, whether in litigation or counseling matters. Alex defends employers in class, collective, and representative actions alleging wage and hour violations, discrimination, and other claims under federal and state laws, including Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) claims. She also routinely defends employers in high-stakes single plaintiff cases involving contract disputes, leaves and accommodations, and allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblowing, wrongful termination, and trade secrets misappropriation. In her counseling practice, Alex provides bespoke counseling advice to management, designs workplace policies and procedures, and offers 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.