For most Americans, their job is a cornerstone of their life and few can afford having their careers unfairly derailed. For this reason, I am passionate about helping employees seek justice when their employer has violated their rights. I am proud that my work helps empower our hardworking clients.

“I am proud that my work helps empower our hardworking clients.”

In 2018, Alexis Ronickher was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Law360 - just one of five employment lawyers nationally to earn this designation. Ms. Ronickher was honored as a top employment attorney in the 2020 and 2021 editions of Best Lawyers in America, and as a top plaintiff-side employment attorney in the 2019-2021 editions of Super Lawyers and 2020 edition of Washingtonian Magazine. Since 2013, Martindale-Hubbell has rated Ms. Ronickher “AV Preeminent,” its highest possible peer review rating.  Ms. Ronickher has successfully represented hundreds of clients in whistleblower and employment matters.

Ms. Ronickher focuses her practice on representing whistleblowers in a broad range of areas including financial, cybersecurity, healthcare, and other industries.  Ms. Ronickher published “Cybersecurity Whistleblower Protection Guide,” an overview of the protections and rewards available to cybersecurity whistleblowers under federal and state law.  As part of her whistleblower practice, she represents clients pursuing qui tam claims under the False Claims Act and who have submitted whistleblower tips to the S.E.C. under the Dodd-Frank S.E.C. whistleblower program.  She also specializes in representing clients in sexual harassment cases, as well as other employment matters, including civil rights discrimination and retaliation and Title IX violations. 

Ms. Ronickher has litigated cases nationwide in federal and state courts, as well as in administrative hearings.  She represented a hair stylist in a sexual harassment and retaliation trial that resulted in a jury verdict of $2.3 million in favor of her client.  In 2018, she represented whistleblowers in a successful qui tam lawsuit against a naval husbandry company for fraudulently billing the government that resulted in a $20 million settlement, and in 2014 she represented a whistleblower in a qui tam and retaliation lawsuit that resulted in a $10 million settlement.  Ms. Ronickher has also represented numerous other whistleblowers and employees in cases that have successfully resolved confidentially prior to or during litigation.

Ms. Ronickher speaks frequently about whistleblower protections, sexual harassment, and employment law, has written extensively on employment law matters, and has appeared in numerous national and local media.  In 2016, she was elected to serve on the steering committee for the D.C. Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Community, and has served as Co-Chair since 2017.

Ms. Ronickher received her law degree from Stanford Law School and her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.  Prior to law school Ms. Ronickher served as a legislative staffer for two U.S Congressmen.

Honors & Awards
  • "The Best Lawyers in America" Employment Law - Individuals, 2020-2021; Civil Rights Law, 2021
  • Washingtonian Magazine “Top Lawyer”, 2020
  • Washington, D.C. “Super Lawyers,” 2019-2021; Washington, D.C. "Super Lawyers - Rising Star," 2017-2018
  • Rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale–Hubbell®
Publications & Speaking Engagements
  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Co-Chair, D.C. Bar Labor and Employment Law Community
  • B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2002
  • J.D., Stanford Law School, 2008
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • California

"Debra Katz, Alexis Ronickher, Alison Asarnow and others at the firm represented me in my 5 year sexual harassment battle against the Andre Chreky Salon..."
–– Ronnie Barrett, a hair stylist who won a $2.3 million jury verdict against the Andre Chreky Salon