Alexis solves legal challenges in the areas of employment and labor law. She often handles matters involving civil litigation, arbitrations, settlement negotiations and contract disputes.
Alexis has experience defending employers in a variety of single-plaintiff, class and representative (FLSA) suits including wage and hour disputes, discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, and claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act provisions and state law governing pre-employment background checks.
She frequently represents a wide range of employers in manufacturing, construction, retail, hospitality, airline, health care and insurance industries. Clients value Alexis' understanding of employment law and her ability to take the lead in workplace investigations, discovery disputes, dispositive motions and trial strategy.
In addition to her employment law practice, Alexis advises cannabis businesses in contract negotiations and disputes, licensing matters, and in navigating the broad array of legal issues affecting the highly-regulated medical marijuana and CBD/hemp industries.
Detail-oriented, Alexis has completed audits and revisions of employment policies and payroll practices, and has counseled clients in developing strategies to reduce litigation risk.
Alexis has prepared and argued numerous briefings at all stages of litigation, including motions to dismiss, discovery motions, motions for summary judgements, pre-trials motions and motions for directed verdict and judgement notwithstanding the verdict.
With her ability to see the big picture, Alexis has managed large-scale declaration gathering campaigns and witness interviews to oppose class certification.
Client-focused, she has worked directly with clients to develop investigation strategies and discovery plans and has prepared protocols for large-scale document reviews.
Her comprehensive approach to trial support in both single-plaintiff and class action matters has involved drafting motions in limine, exhibit and witness lists, jury instructions and special verdict forms, outlines and exhibits for direct and cross examinations, witness preparation, and managing the work of junior associates and other trial support staff.
Committed to the firm's pro bono causes, Alexis assists veterans with VA claims for disability and retirement benefits, and with claims against the government for violation of disability and retirement benefits.
Using insights gained from talking with state regulators and industry groups, Alexis has prepared medical marijuana facility license applications for new medical marijuana businesses, and advised these businesses on suggested standard operating procedures that comply with state regulations.
She has prepared consulting agreements, employment agreements and management agreements for multi-state medical marijuana operators and ancillary businesses.
Alexis also advised a CBD distributor in a commissions contract dispute with a wholesale CBD packaging company.
News & Insights
- Firm Events02.06.2019
"The 'Right to Use' Takes Its First Hit: Marijuana Legalization and the Future of Employee Drug Testing," Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal, ITT Chicago-Kent College of Law, Vol. 18 No. 2.
"Planning for the Future: A Psychological Twist on the Ethics of Time Discounting," UC San Diego Undergraduate Philosophy Journal, Institutions, Vol. VII.
Professional & Civic Activities
Professional & Civic Activities
Ozark Regional Land Trust, Board of Directors, 2018
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2014
- Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law, Senior Article Editor
- Litigation Extern, U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Spring 2013
University of California, San Diego, B.A., cum laude honors in Philosophy, with distinction, 2010
University of Córdoba, Spain, Education Abroad, 2008