Alexa A. Graumlich

Associate

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Alexa Graumlich is a litigator who focuses her practice on labor and employment matters, including wage and hour class actions, discrimination and retaliation claims, employee discipline and termination, and related matters. Her practice also involves counseling companies on a variety of employment law issues. She represents clients in the technology, financial services, airline, and hospitality industries.

Alexa also maintains a substantial pro bono practice, focusing on immigration and asylum.

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Education

  • Stanford University, J.D., Gerald Gunther Prize for Outstanding Performance in Legal Research & Writing, Judge Thelton E. Henderson Prize for Outstanding Performance in Immigrants’ Rights Clinic
  • University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., History and Political Science, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Activities

Externships

  • Honorable Charles R. Breyer, US District Court, Northern District of California


Employment Litigation Experience

  • Representing various airlines in wage and hour and workplace safety actions.
  • Defending a major technology company in an action alleging hostile work environment.
  • Representing a major financial institution in an action alleging retaliation and discrimination.
  • Representing hotel chains in various California wage and hour class actions.
  • Defended a global insurance provider in a putative class and collective action alleging misclassification of insurance underwriters. Successfully moved for summary judgment on the plaintiff’s federal claims.

Employment Counseling Experience

  • Counseling a healthcare company on various employment law issues related to COVID-19.
  • Advising companies and non-profits regarding compliance with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
  • Providing training and advice relating to compliance with state and local sexual harassment training requirements.
  • Advising companies regarding potential liability under federal anti-discrimination laws.
  • Provided advice regarding independent contractor issues to a major technology company in anticipation of a merger.

Pro Bono

  • Representing a Salvadoran woman seeking asylum based on domestic abuse.
  • Represented a transgender woman from Thailand seeking withholding of removal and relief under the Convention Against Torture before an Immigration Judge, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Ninth Circuit.
  • Assisted in drafting a United States Supreme Court amicus curiae brief regarding the legislative history of mandatory detention.