Alyssa Gjedsted focuses her practice on representing and advising management on labor and employment matters.

As a senior associate, she handles all aspects of labor and employment matters, including discovery and depositions, mediations, and arguing dispositive motions. She has experience as both a second chair in a two-week jury trial which resulted in a defense verdict and in a week-long arbitration in November 2021 which resulted in a defense verdict.

While in law school, Alyssa externed for Judge Arthur Alarcon at the Ninth Circuit and Judge Gregory Alarcon at the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Alyssa also received the Straus Institute Certificate for Alternative Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Court Appointed Special Advocate



Named, Ones to Watch

The Best Lawyers in America®


Recipient, Diversity Scholarship

Pepperdine University School of Law


Recipient, CALI Award in Excellence for the Future Award in Civil Procedure

Pepperdine University School of Law


Speaking Engagements

Legal Update Series - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

February 23, 2023

2022 Update: Deeper Dive Into California Legislative Employment Law

2022 California Virtual Regional Employer Conference

November 2, 2022

A Supervisor’s Guide to Preventing Workplace Harassment | California Compliant

September 15, 2021

2020 in Review: Key Employment Law Developments

OCBA Labor & Employment Law Section Webinar

January 11, 2021


  • J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law, 2012
  • B.A., University of Southern California, 2009


  • Italian

Bar Admission



  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California