Alex R. Frondorf advises and represents clients in employment law matters. He is also an adjunct professor at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where he teaches courses on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and scholarly writing.

Prior to joining Littler Mendelson, Alex served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ann Aldrich and the Honorable Kathleen M. O'Malley in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. In law school, he was managing editor of the Saint Louis University Law Journal.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Board Member

Ohio City, Inc.

Board Member

The Refugee Response

Founding Board Member

St. John's Institute

Former President

American Constitution Society, Cleveland Chapter


William K. Thomas Inn of Court


Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association


Federal Bar Association, Northern District of Ohio Chapter

Publications & Press

FLSA Class Nixed In ManorCare Meal Break Suit


February 1, 2013

The Time Has Come For Plaintiffs To Put Up Their Dukes


March 20, 2012

Advertising to Children and the Commercial Speech Doctrine: Political and Constitutional Limitations

58 DRAKE L. REV. 67


A Deep Bench

N.Y. TIMES, at A27

May 7, 2009

Universalistic Moral Principles and the Law: Is Child Labor Always Wrong?

27 HOUS. J. INT'L L. 1


Civil Union Statutes: A Shortcut to Legal Equality for Same-Sex Partners In a Landscape Littered with Defense of Marriage Acts

15 U. FLA. J.L. & PUB. POL'Y 229


Speaking Engagements

DOL's Proposed Changes to the White Collar Regulations

Littler Briefing, Cleveland, OH

October 2015

Ohio Employer Conference

Cleveland, OH


Ten Ways Employers Are – Inadvertently – Violating the FLSA

Ohio Employer Conference

Littler Mendelson, Cleveland, OH

October 25, 2012


  • J.D., St. Louis University, 2007 cum laude
  • M.P.A., St. Louis University, 2007
  • B.A., Bowling Green State University, 2003 magna cum laude

Bar Admission

New York


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio