Fred W. Alvarez
Fred W. Alvarez built and leads the employment litigation practice at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. His distinguished public service career includes two Presidential appointments as U.S. EEOC Commissioner and Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment Standards, where he led nearly a quarter of the U.S. Department of Labor.
He began his career as Law Clerk to the Chief Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court and as a Trial Attorney for the National Labor Relations Board. His professional and Bar activities include service as President of the Bar Association of San Francisco, membership in the ABA House of Delegates, election to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, service as Conference Chair of the American Employment Law Conference and election to the American Law Institute, where he serves on the Advisory Committee on the Restatement of Employment Law.