Alex is the Associate General Counsel of Electronics For Imaging, Inc., a publicly-traded digital print technology company in Silicon Valley. He manages a team of 8 lawyers and professionals, and his practice is wide-ranging: from M&A, commercial litigation and IP matters, and software and technology licensing to international operations, import/export compliance, and employment issues.
Before going in-house in 2006, Alex was a litigator with Kerr & Wagstaffe, a San Francisco litigation boutique founded by Hastings Professor James Wagstaffe. There, he represented businesses and individuals in commercial, IP, employment, and First Amendment matters. He also developed a niche representing victims of hazing and their families. As part of that practice, Alex drafted and testified before California State Senate and Assembly committees in favor of “Matt’s Law,” which amended the state Education and Penal Codes to allow for civil liability and criminal prosecution of hazing that result in serious injuries or death.
Alex received his undergraduate degree in business from the University of San Francisco and his law degree from Hastings. While at Hastings, he was a member and senior editor of the Constitutional Law Quarterly, competed in two moot court competitions, and was Chair of Hastings’ Moot Court Board. He also served as a judicial extern to U.S. District Judge Fern M. Smith and to California Supreme Court Justice Joyce L. Kennard. Immediately after graduating, he served as a staff attorney at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Alex returned to Hastings to teach LW&R, Moot Court, and Appellate Advocacy from 2000 to 2006, and he has also taught at Stanford Law School and San Francisco State University. Proud alum, Alex joined the UC Hastings Alumni Board of Governors in 2011.
A native San Franciscan, Alex is a lifelong Giants’ and 49ers fan. When he isn’t in the office, you can find him playing basketball and tennis, enjoying time with his nephews and niece, and in Napa and Sonoma building his small but growing wine collection.