Fox Rothschild LLP

Alexander Hernaez


San Francisco, CA


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Alex's practice focuses on business and employment litigation and counseling. 

Alex is a vigorous defender of his clients' rights. As a litigator, Alex has a solid track record of defeating claims of discrimination,  harassment, wrongful termination, and breach of contract in both state and federal court. In addition, Alex also has litigated large-scale wage and hour class actions with a particular emphasis on issues arising under the California Labor Code and the Class Action Fairness Act. He also has extensive experience litigating employment issues under California’s Fair Employment & Housing Act. 

Additionally, Alex provides pragmatic advice and counseling to clients on employer-employee relationship issues, including class-action avoidance, the negotiation of employment and severance agreements, compliance with the WARN Act, and compliance with state and federal wage and hour laws.

Alex also serves as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

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

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 the list of "Corporate Counsel Super Lawyers" in the area of Labor and Employment Law (2009 and 2010)

Practice Areas

Labor & Employment
Directors' & Officers' Liability & Corporate Governance
Bar Admissions




J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1994

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


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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