Having spent his entire career as an employment lawyer, Alex has developed a keen understanding of workplace dynamics and issues affecting employer-employee relationships. For many years, Alex provided labor and employment law counseling and litigation services to clients on a variety of issues including employee hiring, discipline and discharge, employee investigations, performance management, disability accommodation, and wage-and-hour compliance.
Since 2013, Alex’s practice has focused on conducting impartial workplace investigations. He investigates a variety of allegations ranging from harassment, discrimination and retaliation to bullying, workplace violence, failure to accommodate, fraud, misuse of funds, breach of confidentiality and employee discipline. Alex has conducted over 100 investigations for both public and private employers in a variety of settings including state and local government, high-technology companies, healthcare, law enforcement and educational institutions.
Alex is an active member of the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI). He frequently presents to AWI’s membership on investigation-related topics. For the past five years, AWI selected Alex to be a full-time faculty member at its week-long Training Institutes for Workplace Investigators, where he trained others in the specialized knowledge and skills required to successfully conduct impartial workplace investigations. Alex himself graduated from the Institute in 2014, and subsequently earned his AWI-CH designation.
Alex is recognized for his robust training and coaching practices. He has developed and delivered trainings to thousands of managers and non-supervisory employees throughout the state on a wide array of topics including conducting workplace investigations, sexual harassment prevention (AB 1825/SB 1343), diversity, equal employment opportunity, ethics, disability management and managing employee leaves of absence. Alex also frequently provides one-on-one employee coaching, where he works with individuals to maximize their successes in the workplace.
Alex began his legal career in the Bay Area as a litigator with Littler Mendelson PC. He then spent the next nine years practicing with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP’s nationally ranked employment group. Alex has also worked for Shaw Valenza LLP, a Sacramento-based boutique employment law firm, and for the U.C. Davis Health System, where he provided a full range of labor relations services to university management and staff. Alex was previously a Partner with Van Dermyden Maddux Law Corporation, an investigations law firm. He opened his own firm, the Law Office of Alexander Sperry, in October 2017.
In 2016, Alex was named as one of Sacramento’s top employment lawyers in Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List.
In 2020, Alex was selected for inclusion to the Northern California Super Lawyers list.
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