Alexandra L. Simels
- Employment Litigation
- Labor Relations
- National L&E Compliance
- Restrictive Covenants & Trade Secrets
- Business & Tort Litigation
- Insurance Defense
- New York
- J.D., New York Law School
- B.S., Lafayette College
As an attorney in the firm’s New York office, Alexandra is part of our Labor and Employment practice group. She counsels and represents employers on a wide array of employment issues including wage and hour, tort, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Alexandra has represented employers in federal and state court in cases alleging violations of Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act as well as claims related to trade secret misappropriation, breach of fiduciary duty, and other torts in the employment context. She has successfully resolved cases at mediation, on motions to dismiss and for summary judgment, and obtained favorable rulings on appeals. Outside of litigation, she has counseled clients on compliance with federal, state, and local laws covering employment and business practices including drafting updated employee handbooks and assisting with employee terminations. Alexandra believes that there is no one size fits all approach to the law and every client deserves an attorney who will take a holistic approach to their representation, while appreciating the intricacies of the employment sphere.
Before joining MHS, Alexandra represented individuals and businesses in the prosecution and defense of employment and commercial matters. She also represented individuals and businesses in a variety of cases involving torts, civil rights, criminal allegations, and other statutory and constitutional claims.
Having received a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience with a minor in Religious Studies from Lafayette College, Alexandra’s education lends itself to a creative and analytical method of problem solving. While at Lafayette, she was the captain of the school’s NCAA Division I varsity tennis team and was recognized as an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar. Following Lafayette, Alexandra moved back to New York, where she earned her J.D. from New York Law School. While at NYLS, she was President of the Student Bar Association, among other student organization and volunteer positions, and received the Dean’s Award for Student Leadership and the Dean’s Award Scholarship. Since graduation, Alexandra created and manages a bar exam mentorship program that connects graduated students taking the bar with recent bar passers. In her spare time, Alexandra loves to work out, nosh around New York City and volunteer for NYLS and Lafayette. .
Alexandra is admitted to practice before New York state courts as well as the U.S. District Courts for Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.
Professional Affiliations and Organizations
New York State Bar Association, Member
New York City Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee
Puerto Rican Bar Association
Hispanic National Bar Association
New York Law School Alumni Association, Board of Directors/ Director
New York Law School Mentorship Program, Founder/ Mentor
Lafayette College, Alumni Admissions Representative
Lafayette Tennis Alumni Representative
Lafayette Extern Host