“ Whether it’s a trial, class action, investigation, or product release, my clients benefit from my broad commercial litigation experience.
Alexis is a skilled class action and commercial litigator, and practices in a variety of high-profile areas, including:
She represents both plaintiffs and defendants, and her practice includes substantive trial experience in both state and federal court, as well as arbitration proceedings. Her clients include:
Alexis has extensive experience in representing clients in complex, mass consumer class actions, along with federal MDL proceedings and state court-coordinated proceedings involving various state unfair competition and deceptive trade practices laws. She also regularly counsels clients about pre-litigation strategy, product launches, and risk management in various contexts, including government investigations.
Alexis works in concert with clients—many of them Silicon Valley household names—to ensure their goals are met both efficiently and practically. She understands their businesses, and uses her knowledge of the law and experience in and out of the courtroom to strategize matters to clients’ preferred outcomes.
She has an active role in the firm’s pro bono efforts, recently representing two Rohnert Park residents who claimed their right to privacy was violated by an unreasonable police search of their home. Alexis was on the trial team that resulted in a jury verdict for the plaintiffs, including punitive damages awarded against an individual police officer and an injunction ordering specific police training. Alexis was also on the ground in Texas and New Mexico, where she was able to reunite a father and his daughter who were separated at the border as they sought asylum. She was also part of the trial team that sought mental health care for veterans in the highly publicized Veterans for Common Sense v. Peake.
Alexis serves as the Hiring Partner for Morrison & Foerster’s San Francisco office, and is involved in the community as a board member of the Bar Association of San Francisco and California ChangeLawyers, an organization focused on diversifying California’s legal profession.Show More
Following securing the favorable dismissal and settlement of a lawsuit filed by the Guidiville Rancheria of California and Upstream Point Molate alleging breach of contract and other claims against the City of Richmond related to a development project at Point Molate, also successfully defeated repeated motions for preliminary injunction and a request for temporary restraining order filed by Richmond residents who opposed the settlement terms. Guidiville and Upstream sought more than $750 million in costs and lost profits from the City.
Won a defense verdict in a $110 million claim against VMWare on allegations of copyright infringement and breach of a license agreement for "BIOS" software.
Second-chaired the defense at arbitration of breach of contract and wrongful termination claims, which resulted in a settlement that was a fraction of the plaintiff’s demand.
Defended international manufacturer against product defect claims alleging a nationwide class and nearly 50 state subclasses, which resulted in significantly narrowing the claims and repeatedly defeating class certification.
Succeeded in narrowing unfair competition and false advertising claims, alleging that processing speed of product was misrepresented, and advised on a strategy that resulted in a complete walk-away, with prejudice, by the plaintiffs.
Represented a defendant in a class action alleging violation of California’s Automatic Renewal Law, significantly narrowing the class and available damages, and resulting in a settlement of the claims.
Conducted an internal investigation of a major financial institution regarding high-profile allegations of violation of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. She also advised on Congressional testimony and government inquiries, and defended numerous related individual and class actions, which resulted in a favorable settlement of some and complete dismissal and win of others.
Defended manufacturers and retailers of an over-the-counter supplement in personal injury and false advertising and unfair competition class action litigation in numerous states and in a federal multidistrict litigation. The action required extraordinary coordination between multiple defendants and resulted in an omnibus settlement in favor of the defendants.
Daily Journal 2019
State Bar of California, 2013 – 2015
Chambers Diversity and Inclusion Awards 2019
San Francisco Business Times, 2020
Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), 2020