Alessandra C. Whipple

Orange County Office
949-622-1661, ext 1432
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If I Wasn't A Lawyer, I'd Be: A Foreign War Correspondent

First Job? A Surf Instructor, also the hardest – kids, waves, currents, surfboards…parents – what could go wrong?

Favorite Sports Team: Kansas City Chiefs – welcome to Chiefs Kingdom!!

Favorite Quote: “The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty” – James Madison and “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid” – Benjamin Franklin

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About Alessandra

Alessandra C. Whipple advises and represents clients in matters involving California labor and employment law.  Whipple is experienced in advising and defending various employment disputes involving claims of wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination and retaliation, breach of contract, unfair competition, trade secrets, and whistleblower claims.

Whipple’s practice includes providing significant pragmatic day-to-day advice and counseling to companies on how to navigate California’s ever-changing labor and employment law landscape. Combining business and legal acumen, she counsels clients on compliance strategies and implementation to enable them to take a proactive approach to mitigate the risks and costs associated with employment matters.

Prior to joining private practice, Whipple served as in-house counsel for Opus Bank, a California publicly traded financial institution, advising on matters concerning public disclosure, corporate strategy, and labor and employment issues.

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The George Washington University School of Law, JD, 2015

  • Clinical Legal Education Association 2015 Outstanding Clinical Student Award
  • Nominated for 2015 American College of Bankruptcy Distinguished Law Student in Bankruptcy

Pacific Coast Banking School, Seattle, WA

Georgetown University, M.A. International Global Comparative History, 2012                                    

Loyola Marymount University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2008

  • School of Film & Television Top Scholar Award
  • Top Program Scholar Award
  • National Dean’s List

Professional Affiliations/Leadership/Awards

Listed, Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch, Labor and Employment Law - Management, Irvine, 2021 - 2022

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