Alex is welcomed by Ad Astra as a sharp and experienced fifth-year litigator, with a vast catalog of experience ranging from complex & commercial litigation, class actions, and consumer protection laws. In addition to these practice areas, he also has a strong focus on product liability cases. Prior to joining Ad Astra, Alex honed his skills in discovery planning, trial strategy and procedural motions at several established San Francisco law firms.

As a managing editor for USF’s Law Review publication, Alex is a keen and enthusiastic writer, who spearheaded his own legal services consultancy that evaluated a variety of software and products. He also proudly served as a judicial extern for Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye, where he analyzed petitions for review and drafted research memoranda on emerging legal issues.

Alex welcomes the challenge of keeping active, comfortably managing upwards of 15 active cases while swiftly meeting deadlines. He regularly practices in state and federal court, and has obtained prominent dismissals at key stages. His favorite facet of law practice includes briefing complex issues like federal preemption.

Alex is an avid cyclist and enjoys riding his bike to work. In addition to staying active mentally, he is a devoted runner and enjoys playing tennis. You’ll also find Alex eagerly writing or reading and researching frontline legal  topics.

Admissions

State Bar of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Education

J.D., Magna Cum Laude
University of San Francisco School of Law, 2015

B.A., Philosophy
Georgetown University, 2008

Before joining Ad Astra, Alex practiced for Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP, specializing in pharmaceutical & medical product liability. More recently, Alex also headed his own legal research firm, drafting articles and timely topics for client-facing publications. He has also organized large document collections, overseen review projects and managed all aspects from protective orders to privilege logs.

McAuliffe Honor Society, Academic Honors, and Merit Scholarship Recipient
CALI Award Recipient for Intellectual Property & Legal Research and Writing
University of San Francisco

 

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Pro-bono Attorney
Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach

  1. Who is your favorite author?
    David Sedaris
  2. Where is your favorite vacation spot?
    Puerto Vallarto, Mexico
  3. What’s a good book recommendation?
    “The Color of Law” by Richard Rothstein