Fred Alvarez is one of the preeminent employment
lawyers in the United States.
He combines a unique blend of public service with leadership in the legal
profession. He has an active individual and class action litigation practice
devoted to defending employers in claims brought by private and governmental
parties, including defending companies against claims brought by former senior
executives. Fred has represented and advised clients in a range of industries,
including oil, insurance, retail, communications, financial services, and
technology. He focuses substantial attention on strategic, preventive, and
compliance advice and internal investigations. A portion of his practice also
includes serving as a court-appointed monitor of class action decrees. He has
testified before Congress on several occasions.
Appointed by President Reagan and confirmed
by the Senate, Fred served in two federal government sub-cabinet positions. As
Assistant Secretary of Labor, he managed and directed the Wage and Hour
Division and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. He also served
as a Commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He began
his career as a trial attorney with the National Labor Relations Board.
Fred is consistently ranked in legal guides,
including Chambers USA, as
among the top employment law practitioners representing employers. He is an
adviser to the ALI Restatement of Employment Law project and has been appointed
by state and federal courts to a variety of task forces as well as to
judicial-selection and other court committees. He is a former chair of the ABA
Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession and has served on
the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession.
Stanford University (J.D. 1975; B.A. in Economics with honors 1972)
Mr. Fred Alvarez
1755 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303