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.”

Alexis Ronickher focuses her practice in representing whistleblowers in a broad range of areas including financial, cybersecurity, healthcare, and other industries.  She also helps her clients achieve favorable outcomes in a variety of other employment matters, including cases involving sexual harassment, civil rights discrimination and retaliation, and Title IX violations.  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. 

Ms. Ronickher has litigated cases nationwide in federal and state courts, as well as in administrative hearings.  She served as trial counsel with Debra Katz in Barrett v. Andre Chreky, a sexual harassment and retaliation case, which resulted in a jury verdict of $2.3 million in favor of their client.  Along with David Marshall and co-counsel from Vogel, Slade & Goldstein, LLP, she represented whistleblower Tracy Lovvorn in U.S. ex rel. Lovvorn v. EHSI, et al., a qui tam and retaliation lawsuit that resulted in the recovery of $10 million for the government and for which Ms. Lovvorn received $2.8 million. She is rated by Martindale-Hubbell as “AV Preeminent,” its highest possible peer-reviewed rating. She is also a Co-Chair of the D.C. Bar Labor and Employment Law Community.

In 2008, Ms. Ronickher joined Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP after graduating from Stanford Law School that same year.  At Stanford, she was a public interest fellow, served as a senior editor for the Stanford Law and Policy Review, and served as a student attorney in the Stanford Community Law Clinic. During the summer of 2007, she served as a law clerk at Public Justice, assisting with consumer and civil rights impact litigation. In the summer of 2006, Ms. Ronickher was a law clerk in the family violence division of the Santa Clara District Attorney’s office.

Before law school, Ms. Ronickher served as a Legislative Assistant for Congressman Ben Chandler, as well as a Legislative Correspondent for Congressman Robert Matsui. In 2002, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara with highest honors and was elected into Phi Beta Kappa.

Ms. Ronickher is admitted to practice in California and the District of Columbia.

Honors & Awards
  • Rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale–Hubbell®
  • 2017 Super Lawyers "Rising Star" for Washington, D.C.
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