Alexandra M. Steinberg

Assistants:  Kirk Nyland, Brooke Prince

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Employment Law Attorney, Adjunct Professor, Lecturer, Television Legal Expert, and Board of Governors Member of Beverly Hills Bar Association

Ms. Steinberg has dedicated her career to employment law, advocating, counseling, training, and negotiating. She represents management in individual and class action suits, administrative proceedings, pre-litigation negotiations, employment contracts and severance agreements, investigations, training, and preventive counseling. She is a frequent speaker on employment law matters and has published and/or edited several articles, including articles in The Daily Journal.  Ms. Steinberg has extensive experience in complex business litigation, and class action defense.  She is a litigation strategist who regularly provides consultation and mentoring to other attorneys.

Ms. Steinberg is a Member of the Order of Distinguished Attorneys of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, has been named as a Super Lawyer for 2014 and 2015 and before that a Super Lawyer Rising Star for 2010, 2012, and 2013, one of the Top Women Attorneys in Southern California for 2012, 2014, and a Pasadena Top Attorney for 2010, 2011, and 2012.  She currently serves as a member of the Board of Governors of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, where she was the Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section for two years and continues to be a member of the L&E Executive Committee.  She was also an adjunct professor of law at USC Law School for two years, teaching California Civil Procedure to second and third year law students.

Prior to opening her own firm in 2008, Ms. Steinberg was the managing attorney for Kesluk & Silverstein's Culver City office, and before that was an associate at a boutique employment law firm in downtown Los Angeles. She took her practice to Pasadena for several years as Special Counsel to Hernandez Schaedel & Associates, before returning to the westside as Principal of her own firm.  She was a law clerk for two years at Schonbrun, DeSimone, Seplow, Harris & Hoffman, a Research Assistant for Professor Elyn Saks of USC Law School, and a law clerk for the Honorable William M. Monroe, Judge of the Orange County Superior Court. Further, she worked with large national law firms on complex litigation cases.

In addition to her legal knowledge and experience, Ms. Steinberg has over ten years of business and human resources experience. During that time she worked for several years for an international telecommunications corporation as a human resources professional, working with in house counsel and management, handling employee relations issues, compliance matters, employee benefits, training, and recruiting.

Ms. Steinberg has been heavily involved in leadership and community service, holding local and national positions and raising thousands of dollars for charitable causes.

In her free time, Ms. Steinberg can be found spending time with her family and friends, enjoying all that Los Angeles has to offer.

Admitted to Practice

All Courts in the State of California 
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California 
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals 
District of Columbia Court of Appeals

Education

J.D., University of Southern California School of Law 
B.A., Social Ecology, magna cum laude, University of California, Irvine

Publications & Contributions

The Fair Labor Standards Act, 2nd Ed. 2014 Cumulative Supp. (ed.), American Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section, 2014
The Fair Labor Standards Act, 2nd Ed. 2013 Cumulative Supp. (ed.), American Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section, 2013
“Maximizing Your Experience In Arbitrating The Employment Case” (ed.), Advocate, May 2007
“Class Conflict”, Daily Journal, January 24, 2007
“Employees Can Sue Even When Unions Have Arbitrated Claims”, Daily Journal, October 23, 2006

Speaking Engagements & Television Interviews

We’re Not Unionized, So Why Is The NLRB Reading Our Handbook, June 2015
University of California, Irvine, Women’s Empowerment Iniative, May 2015
Nanny Nightmares and Other Horror Stories Involving Household Employees, March 2015
Employee Discipline & Termination: What Every Employer Should Know, September 2014
Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk - Implications & Strategies, June 2013
Wage and Hour Laws in California, January 2013
Critical Issues Affecting Your Medical Practice, November 7, 2012
BHBA Barristers: Lunch With Alexandra M. Steinberg, 2012
Wage and Hour Laws in California, January 2012
Television Legal Expert re Hiring Practices, December 2010
Depositions of Human Resources Managers, October 2010
Employment Law A to Z, July 2010
Practicing as a Solo or Small Firm, February 2009
Reimbursement of Employee Expenses Under California Labor Code section 2802, November 2007

Professional Associations

State Bar of California, Labor & Employment Law Section 
Beverly Hills Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section, Health Law Section
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section, Litigation Section 
Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)
Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA)
American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section 
Phi Beta Kappa
Golden Key National Honor Society 
University of Southern California Alumni Association

Honors & Awards

Super Lawyer, 2014
Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2010, 2012, 2013
Pasadena Top Attorneys, 2010, 2011, 2012
Southern California Top Women Attorney, 2012
Silver Key, American Bar Association Law Student Division, 2001
Phi Beta Kappa, Inducted 1999
Golden Key National Honor Society, Inducted 1999

Leadership

Board of Governors, Beverly Hills Bar Association
Chair and Executive Committee Member, Labor & Employment Law Section, Beverly Hills Bar Association
PIHRA Pasadena, Leadership Committee
Board of Governors, Barristers, Beverly Hills Bar Association 
Governor, 9th Circuit, American Bar Association Law Student Division
Chair, USC Chapter, American Bar Association Law Student Division
Quality Council, AirTouch Communications

Community Service

City of Pasadena volunteer
Senior Citizens Legal Clinic, Beverly Hills Bar Association
Chaired successful benefit, raising over $5,500 to assist families and victims of September 11th 
VITA (IRS' Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program) volunteer income tax preparer 
Red Cross Blood Drive volunteer recruiter 
United Way campaign volunteer

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