Overview

Alex Berg represents and counsels employers facing a wide variety of labor and employment law issues. These issues often range from front-end training and compliance assistance to high-stakes class or collective action litigation.

Alex emphasizes practical solutions that address relevant legal obligations and best practices while also keeping businesses free to focus on what allows them to be successful in the first place. He has extensive experience advising employers and defending litigation involving issues such as:

  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage and hour/wage payment and collection laws
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and state fair employment practice acts
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • Ban-the-box laws and ordinances

When informal efforts to resolve disputes prove unsuccessful, Alex zealously advocates for his clients before the National Labor Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and state and local EEO agencies. He has taken and defended numerous depositions and handled extensive motions practice. Alex has significant trial experience, including second-chairing a successful three-day trial in the Northern District of California. Additionally, Alex has briefed successful appeals before federal appellate courts across the country, as well as the Maryland Court of Appeals.

Alex contributes frequently to Bender’s Labor and Employment Bulletin and other publications about topical labor and employment issues, especially discrimination against LGBTQ individuals and medical marijuana in the workplace. He also enjoys speaking about current employment issues to human resource and business professionals.

Before joining Littler, Alex practiced at a management-side labor and employment firm in the Baltimore area. Previously, Alex served as a judicial clerk to the Hon. Patrick L. Woodward on the Maryland Court of Special Appeals and the Hon. A. Franklin Burgess, Jr. on the Superior Court for the District of Columbia.

During law school, Alex was an editor of the Georgetown Law Journal and an executive editor of the Annual Review of Criminal Procedure. While studying for the bar exam, Alex interned with the D.C. Commission on Human Rights.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Litigation and Labor and Employment Law Sections

Maryland State Bar Association

Member

Bar Association of Montgomery County Maryland

Member

Stanford University

Mock Trial

2006-2008

News, Analysis & Press

Supreme Court Set To Clarify Causation Standards for Section 1981 Claims

Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin

August 2019

Charged Up: Supreme Court to Clarify Whether Title VII’s Exhaustion Requirement Is Waivable or a Jurisdictional Prerequisite to Suit

Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin

April 2019

“Pot Shots”: An Examination of Medical Marijuana Law Developments in 2018

Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin

January 2019

Sixth Circuit Panel Holds That Title VII and EPA Do Not Require Tendering Back of Release Payments

Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin

October 2018

Supreme Court Recap: Attorneys Assess Impact of China Agritech and Epic Systems

Bloomberg Law Labor and Employment Blog

June 29, 2018

First Circuit Affirms City of Providence Is Liable for Fire Department Ablaze with Sexual Harassment

Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin

March 2018

Books & Book Chapters

  • Unjust Dismissal, Editor for Release No. 70, 2019
  • Hiring Requirements: Maryland, Practical Law Labor & Employment, Thomson Reuters , January 2019
  • Leave Laws: Maryland, Practical Law Labor & Employment, Thomson Reuters , September 2019
  • Wage and Hour Laws: Maryland, Practical Law Labor & Employment, Thomson Reuters, July 2019

Speaking Engagements

Processes, Procedures and Laws: An overview of the EEO laws and federal/state agencies

National Business Institute (NBI), Baltimore, MD

February 26, 2020

How to Handle Top Employment Claims: Tips From the Experts

National Business Institute (NBI), Baltimore, MD

February 26, 2020

Transgender Student Rights: Interpreting Legal Grey Areas

National Business Institute (NBI) Webinar

October 2019

Applying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Needs to Know - Authentication of Social Media and Email Evidence

National Business Institute (NBI), Gaithersburg, MD

October 2019

Applying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Needs to Know - Electronic Discovery Update

National Business Institute (NBI), Gaithersburg, MD

October 2019

Maryland Employment Law – Workplace Privacy (HIPAA, GINA, etc.)

National Business Institute (NBI), Linthicum Heights, MD

April 2019

Maryland Employment Law – Key Discovery and Evidence Issues in Employment Litigation

National Business Institute (NBI), Linthicum Heights, MD

April 2019

Risks to Employers Over Job Performance and Termination Issues Involving the FMLA & ADA

Federal Bar Association Webinar

January 2019

Performance and Termination Decisions Under the FMLA and ADA

Strafford webinar

October 2018

Mini Law School for HR Professionals – Other Employment Laws You Need to Know

Gaithersburg, MD and Hagerstown, MD

June 2018

Mini Law School for HR Professionals – Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Employment Context

Gaithersburg, MD and Hagerstown, MD

June 2018

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2011
  • B.A., Stanford University, 2008

Bar Admission

Virginia
Maryland
District of Columbia

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland