Fox Rothschild LLP

Alexander Hernaez

Partner

San Francisco, CA

415.364.5566

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Alex is a partner in the firm’s San Francisco office. He also serves as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

Employment Litigation:

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.

Disability Access Litigation:

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.

Commercial Litigation:

Alex has extensive experience litigating general commercial disputes.

Before Fox Rothschild

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.

Client Resources

e-Book
Doing Business in California: A Guide for the Out-of-State Employer (pdf file)

California Employment Law Blog
Alex discusses a wide variety of legal challenges faced by California employers, including class actions, wage and hour, overtime, discrimination, harassment and privacy issues, on the firm's California Employment Law blog.
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Honors and Awards

  • Included in the list of Northern California "Super Lawyers" in the area of  Labor and Employment law (2006 through 2013)
  • Included in “Super Lawyers Business Edition” in the area of Employment and Labor Law (2013)
  • Included in the list of "Corporate Counsel Super Lawyers" in the area of Labor and Employment Law (2009 and 2010)
Practice Areas
Labor & Employment
Litigation
Directors' & Officers' Liability & Corporate Governance

Bar Admissions

California

Virginia


Education

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1994

B.A., summa cum laude, Villanova University, 1991 (Phi Beta Kappa)


Memberships

American Bar Association - Labor Relations Section

State Bar of California - Labor & Employment Law Section

Bar Association of San Francisco

State Bar of Virginia


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