Neil M. Alexander is a shareholder at Littler Mendelson in the Phoenix office. Neil previously served on the firm’s Board of Directors and was co-chair of the Staffing, Independent Contractors and Contingent Workers Practice Group. He is a trial attorney who regularly defends companies against claims involving:

  • Wrongful termination
  • Unfair competition and trade secret violations
  • Noncompetition agreements
  • Whistleblower and retaliation
  • Harassment and discrimination
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • 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
  • Staffing firms
  • 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.

Affiliazioni professionali e istituzionali

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, Super Lawyer


Super Lawyers

2007-2008, 2015-2018

Named, Arizona Business Leaders

Arizona Business Magazine


Named, Top Attorneys in Arizona

Phoenix Magazine


Named, Top Arizona Lawyer

Arizona Business Magazine


News, Analysis & Press

Questions Remain on ‘Families First Coronavirus Response Act’

Staffing Industry Analysts

March 24, 2020

Raiding Talent

Staffing Industry Review

March 25, 2019

Mistle-NO! Planning a Holiday Party in the Wake of #MeToo

Arizona Business Magazine

November 15, 2018

The Government Blacklisting Rules

PEO Insider

May 2016

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


  • Littler on Classifying Workers: Employees v. Independent Contractors, Joint Employees & Other Contingent Workforce Issues, The Littler National Employer Library

Speaking Engagements

Surviving the COVID-19 Aftermath: Business Restructuring Options to Overcome the Challenges Businesses Are Facing

Littler Executive Employer Conference

May 6, 2022

Leveraging Contingent Workers During COVID and Beyond

February 23, 2022

COVID-19’s Litigation Aftermath: Preparing for the Coming Wave of Legal Claims

Phoenix, AZ

June 30, 2021

A ComplianceHR MasterClass: The Workplace Redefined: Navigating Independent Contractor Compliance under the Shifting Legal Landscape

June 26, 2018

C-Suite Sex Harassment: Beyond the Law

Arizona SHRM Employment Law and Legislative Conference, Phoenix, AZ

January 26, 2018

Employment Law Update

2017 Littler Arizona Employer Conference

October 17, 2017

Healthcare Industry Roundtable

The 2017 Executive Employer® Conference

May 10, 2017

New Arizona Law Provides Minimum Wage Increases and Paid Sick Time – What Does This Mean For Your Organization?

January 24, 2017

Creative Approaches to ADA/FMLA Issues

Littler Arizona Employer Conference, Phoenix, AZ

October 25, 2016

Food and Beverage Industry Roundtable

The 2016 Executive Employer® Conference, Scottsdale, AZ

May 6, 2016

Managing the Contingent Workforce in 2013

San Diego, CA

October 25, 2012

10 Myths and Realities of Contingent Work Arrangements: Useful Insights that Directly Impact Workforce Design Decisions

June 20, 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

Managing Employee Leaves of Absence and Requests for Intermittent Leave

February 8, 2012

The ADAAA Final Regulations

May 4, 2011

Employment Law Update

September 30, 2010

Health Care Reform – What Does It Mean for Employers?

September 17, 2010

Class Action Litigation in the Healthcare Industry

November 19, 2009

Managing Leaves of Absence

March 18, 2009

Preparing for the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) and Other Labor and Employment Law Initiatives

January 21, 2009


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

Foro di appartenenza



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