Neil M. Alexander is a shareholder at Littler Mendelson in the Phoenix office and serves as Co-Chair of the Contingent Workforce Practice Group. He is a trial attorney who regularly defends companies against claims involving:

  • Wrongful termination
  • Unfair competition and trade secret violations
  • Non-competition agreements
  • Whistleblower and retaliation
  • Harassment and discrimination
  • Title VII
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act

Neil regularly appears in state and federal courts in Arizona and Nevada and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, the Arizona Civil Rights Division and the Nevada Equal Rights Commission. His clients include:

  • National retailers
  • Insurance companies
  • Call centers
  • Professional employer organizations
  • Financial institutions
  • Healthcare clients

Neil's practice includes counseling clients on employment risk management for employee workforce or individual employee decisions, workforce design and maximizing contingent worker options while ensuring compliance, contingent workforce co-employment exposures, compliance with the ADA and the FMLA, and other legal issues.

Neil also regularly contributes to articles in newspapers and magazines and authors publications for national trade association newsletters. He has been interviewed on national radio and is frequently quoted in national and regional publications.

He is a frequent keynote speaker for national and state trade associations, client internal events and client appreciation events regarding employment law updates, contingent workforce issues, and employment law compliance related topics.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member, Board of Directors

State Council

Arizona Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)


Legislative Advisory Council

National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO)

Former President

Nevada Chapter

Federal Bar Association

Former Board Chair

Maricopa Workforce Connections

General Counsel

State Council

Arizona Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)


Named, The Best Lawyers in America©


Named, Top Arizona Lawyer

Arizona Business Magazine

2009 and 2010

Publications & Press

The Affordable Care Act and Staffing: One Size Does Not Fit All

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

December 30, 2014

'Tis the Season for ACA; Employers should plan now for temporary hiring

National Law Journal

October 14, 2013

Reminder to Employers: Seasonal Workers Have Rights Too

Corporate Counsel

October 11, 2013

Care Act Changes Field For Staffing Companies

San Diego Business Journal

March 4, 2013

U.S. employers shift to temp workers


April 27, 2011

Neil Alexander Notes Expense of New Document Retention Rules

Phoenix Business Journal

December 28, 2006

Legal Landmines of Employee Separations

The Corporate Counselor Maricopa County Bar Association

Winter 2003

Patriotism and Religious Discrimination in the Workplace

MPHRA Newsletter

September 2002

Negligent Hiring

HR Advisor, Legal & Practical Guidance

November/December 1997

Negligent Hiring, Training, Supervision, and Retention in Nevada

Nevada Lawyer

April 1997

The Five Biggest Mistakes Employers Make

Nevada Lawyer

June 1996

Trade Secrets

California Labor and Employment Law Quarterly

Spring 1993

Speaking Engagements

Managing the Contingent Workforce in 2013

San Diego, CA

October 25, 2012

No new taxes? Phooey! Government Agencies Attack Independent Contractor Relationships to Refill Depleted Coffers

The 2012 Executive Employer® Conference

Littler Mendelson, Scottsdale, AZ

May 10, 2012

The ADAAA Final Regulations

Phoenix, AZ

May 4, 2011

Employment Law Update

Phoenix, AZ

September 30, 2010

Managing Leaves of Absence

Phoenix, AZ

March 18, 2009


  • J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, 1993
  • B.A., University of Washington, 1990

Bar Admission



  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit