Alexander Hernaez is the Office Managing Partner of the firm’s San Francisco office. He also serves as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Alex’s practice focuses on all aspects of employment litigation before state, federal and administrative courts.
Alex is known as a vigorous defender of his clients’ rights. He has successfully represented companies in all aspects of California and federal employment law including allegations of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, breach of contract, retaliation, violations of the California Labor Code, unlawful business practices, unfair competition, exempt/non-exempt and employee/contractor misclassification, defamation, fraud, negligence, breach of contract and the intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Alex also has defended large-scale class actions with a particular emphasis on wage and hour issues as well as questions arising under the Class Action Fairness Act.
In addition, Alex provides advice and counseling to clients on all employer-employee relationship issues, including the reclassification of employees, the negotiation of employment and severance agreements and compliance with the WARN Act.
With an emphasis on representing educational institutions, Alex has litigated reasonable accommodation issues with an eye towards reaching amicable solutions between institutions and clients or students.
Prior to joining the firm, Alex was a partner at Kauff McClain & McGuire LLP in San Francisco, and an associate at Hunton & Williams in Tysons Corner, Virginia.
Before entering private practice, Alex was a law clerk for the Honorable Calvitt J. Clarke, Jr., in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and a Staff Attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
- Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1994)
- Villanova University (B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1991)
- American Bar Association – Labor Relations Section
- State Bar of California – Labor & Employment Law Section
- Bar Association of San Francisco
BAR ADMISSIONS : California, Virginia
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