Aleksandr Markelov counsels and defends employers in labor and employment matters, including in federal and state courts and in arbitrations on class, collective, representative, and single-plaintiff employment litigation. Aleksandr’s work involves federal and state antidiscrimination and antiretaliation, wage and hour, contract, employment-related tort, and trade secrets law. A significant part of Aleksandr’s practice involves matters related to background checks, drug testing, medical examinations, employee privacy, and workplace violence prevention.
While in law school, Aleksandr served as associate editor of the Berkeley Journal of Employment & Labor Law, director of the Bales Mock Trial Competition, and competed in multiple mock trial tournaments. He also worked as a law clerk at the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office.
University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 2017, J.D.
University of California, Santa Barbara, 2013, B.A., Psychology, Highest Honors
US District Court for the Northern District of California
US District Court for the Central District of California
US District Court for the Southern District of California
US District Court for the Eastern District of California
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017, 2019)