Meet The Team
Alexis D. James, Managing Partner
Alexis has practiced employment law in California for more than fourteen years, having worked on both sides of the employment law equation. She earned her bachelor’s degree in public policy at Duke University and completed law school with honors at Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College. In her litigation practice, Alexis has successfully assisted in taking discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination cases through arbitration and trial; and has been known by her peers to be a voice of reason in contentious situations.
In her practice, Alexis conducts comprehensive internal audits, drafts policies and procedures, coaches employers through disciplinary and termination issues, performs employee trainings and investigations, and represents employers in state and federal courts, and before administrative agencies.
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Having represented employees suing companies for more than ten years, she brings a unique understanding of how to communicate personnel decisions in a manner that will be better received and more easily adapted.
Alexis is a frequent speaker for risk management associations and human resources groups, such as the HR Star Conference, PIHRA, the California Employers Association, and the California Medical Group Management Association. Alexis received her mediation certificate from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University and uses her mediation skills to defuse contentious situations in the workplace.
Alexis is married and has two kids. She enjoys travel, playing the piano and all things Italian.
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Renee Nicole Noy, Managing Partner
Renee earned her B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1997, and received her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in San Francisco. Renee received her mediation certificate from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University. Renee worked a number of years at the prestigious Plaintiff’s law firm of Green, Broillet, & Wheeler, where she became proficient in representing plaintiffs against large corporations.
In the last decade, Renee has represented countless employees in employment discrimination lawsuits, including cases involving disability, race, gender, and age discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, and a variety of wage and error disputes.
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With a deep understanding of the specific pitfalls that employers often make that lead them into the courthouse, Renee now helps employers minimize their legal risk with expert knowledge, instructive training and preventative action. She uses both her legal expertise and passion to decipher and explain the complex myriad of employment laws and regulations. She is goal oriented and always advises the most direct actions for immediate resolutions keeping in mind budget and legal protection. Renee prides herself in ensuring that the legal requirements and process are followed so that outcomes are fair and productive for both the employee and employers. Her ultimate goal is to help employers prevent making costly mistakes.
Outside of her work with employment law, Renee has successfully facilitated and legally represented over 500 birth-mothers through the private adoption process. Renee is an avid reader, enjoys travel, and plays violin in the San Fernando Valley orchestra. Her favorite thing to do is spend time with her husband and two children.
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