Alexandra Hemenway concentrates her practice on representing companies in employment, wage and hour and traditional labor matters. Alex focuses on helping employers prevent employee-related problems before they become lawsuits through counseling and training.

Within employment law, Alex focuses on employment discrimination and wrongful termination litigation, including sexual harassment and discrimination on the basis of race, gender, disability or age, and represents clients before various state and federal courts and administrative agencies. In addition, Alex has defended employers in wage and hour class actions in both state and federal court, including claims involving missed meal and rest break periods and misclassification of employees.

Alex’s practice also includes representing companies in organizing campaigns and unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board. She has been involved in multiple organizing campaigns, related hearings before the Board, and labor arbitration cases.

While in law school, Alex interned at a boutique law firm in Paris, France, where she counseled French and English clients regarding French employment law issues. She has had experience in corporate law, including securities regulation. She worked as senior articles editor on the Journal of Corporation Law where she revised a number of articles for publication covering issues such as the Dodd-Frank Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

News, Analysis & Press

So, When Can I Consider Salary History in Setting Compensation?

Employee Relations Law Journal

June 25, 2020

The NLRB and Social Media: Does the NLRB "Like" Employee Interests?

38 Iowa J. Corp. L. 607

May 2013

Books & Book Chapters

  • The National Employer, Littler Mendelson and LexisNexis, Employment Torts, Chapter 8, Assistant Chapter Editor, 2013

Speaking Engagements

The Gender Issue: Equal Pay, Gender Identity Awareness and Diversity & Inclusion Program Compliance

San Francisco, CA

August 7, 2019

Bay Area Breakfast Briefing Series - San Francisco

January 30, 2019

Pay Equity Compliance: National Trends and Best Practices Moving Forward

San Francisco, CA

June 27, 2018

Top Ten Things to Think about in Employment Law in 2015

Northwest Arizona Human Resource Association, Laughlin, NV

November 14, 2014

The NLRB and Its Alternate Universe, Labor Law Update

Northwest Arizona Human Resource Association, Laughlin, NV

November 14, 2014

The Plot Thickens, Labor Law Update

The 2014 Arizona Employer Conference

Littler Mendelson, Phoenix, AZ

October 2, 2014

Hot Topics in Employment and Labor Law

Phoenix, AZ

June 17, 2014

Hot Topics in Employment and Labor Law

Northern Arizona Human Resource Association, Flagstaff, AZ

December 12, 2013


  • J.D., University of Iowa College of Law, 2013with distinction
  • B.A., University of Virginia, 2010with distinction


  • French

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