Alexandra Heifetz

Managing Associate

San Francisco


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Alexandra Heifetz, a Managing Associate in the employment group, guides employers in the retail, tech, and finance industries through the complex world of employment law.

Clients rely on her agile strategies, which take into account companies’ specific business goals and the quickly evolving universe of federal, state, and local employment laws. By combining the big picture with the most minute details, Alexandra offers her clients the best possible path forward.

Alexandra has litigated a variety of federal and state court class actions, covering wage and hour, equal pay, and FCRA issues. She has also helped clients with single-plaintiff litigation involving, for instance, breach of contract, discrimination, and equal pay claims.  

Alexandra has also counseled clients on a wide range of employment issues, including wage and hour, reductions in force, sexual harassment/#MeToo, discrimination, leaves of absence, background checks, terminations, privacy, and more.  

Prior to Orrick, she clerked for the Honorable William B. Shubb in U.S. District Court in Sacramento.

Posts by: Alexandra Heifetz

“Judges Are Appointed For Life, Not For Eternity”: SCOTUS Rules That Judge’s Vote in Equal Pay Case Does Not Count Due To Judge’s Passing

In April 2018, an en banc Ninth Circuit held in Rizo v. Yovino that an employer cannot justify a wage differential between male and female employees under the Equal Pay Act by relying on prior salary. Before the Ninth Circuit published its decision, though, Judge Stephen Reinhardt passed away. On February 25th, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated the Ninth Circuit’s decision, reasoning that the appellate court should not have counted Reinhardt’s vote because he passed away before the decision was issued. Instead, the Ninth Circuit should not have released the opinion. READ MORE