Provided by Fred W Alvarez
Labor & Employment
One of the preeminent labor and employment lawyers in the U.S., Fred Alvarez provides strategic and compliance advice, conducting sensitive internal investigations and serving in jointly- or court-appointed monitorships, as Monitor, Independent Consultant, or Special Master of national employment class action decrees. He has had an active litigation practice defending employers in class action settings brought by private and governmental parties, and defending companies against claims brought by former senior executives. Fred began his career as a trial attorney with the NLRB, served as Assistant Secretary of Labor where he managed the Wage and Hour Division and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, and served as a Commissioner of the U.S. EEOC.
Fred Alvarez is a former chair of the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, has served on the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, and is a former president of the Bar Association of San Francisco. Fred serves on the board of directors of Equal Rights Advocates and the Latino Business Action Network. He is also a member and former chair of the board of governors of Public Advocates Inc. and recently completed a five-year term on the board of trustees of Stanford University.