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Alex Meier

Associate

Atlanta
Direct: (404) 885-6770
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Alex Meier works in Seyfarth's Labor and Employment Group. His practice includes the full array of federal remedial rights, non-compete and trade secret litigation, Fair Credit Reporting Act class actions, and workplace safety and health disputes. Mr. Meier has spearheaded multiple initiatives to promote conscious improvements to case management tools and client-facing resources, including document automation tools, operational summaries, and existing resource identification.

Since joining Seyfarth, some of his favorite cases and results for clients include the following:

Trade Secret/Non-Compete

  • Halfway through trial, obtained a $2mm settlement for a Fortune 500 company. Defendants’ last offer before trial was $200,000. In a poll of the jurors post settlement, the jury told the Seyfarth team that they were ready to find in our client’s favor after the first full day of testimony.
  • Secured a reversal in an appeal of a declaratory judgment invalidating our client’s non-recruitment restrictive covenant. The opinion, which was selected for publication, resolved two divergent lines of cases and fully adopted our position.
  • In a hotly contested non-compete dispute, obtained an extremely favorable settlement shortly before the preliminary injunction hearing. Seyfarth’s client won every motion it filed, and the opposing parties lost every motion they filed.
  • Assisted Seyfarth team in obtaining nationwide preliminary injunction against former employees located in California.

Workplace Safety and Health (OSHA)

  • After a full administrative hearing, an administrative law judge completely dismissed citation involving scope of host employers in multi-employer worksites. The result provided our client, a staffing company, with an excellent resource to push back against regulatory overextension.
  • Obtained complete dismissals or substantial reductions in citations involving temporary staffing companies.

Class Actions and Single-Plaintiff Cases

  • A plaintiff sought to introduce previously undisclosed, significant evidence on summary judgment. We successfully excluded the new evidence and obtained summary judgment on all claims.
  • Obtained complete summary judgment on fact-intensive discrimination and retaliation claims.
  • Assisted Seyfarth team in converting several class actions into individual settlements before discovery or early in discovery, avoiding substantial costs to our client.

Prior to joining Seyfarth, Mr. Meier served as a law clerk for the Honorable William C. O'Kelley, Senior United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia. During his time as a clerk, he worked on a wide range of cases at the pre-trial, discovery, summary judgment, trial, and post-judgment stages of litigation. Mr. Meier also worked as an extern at the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Reorganization. The Division monitors the issuance of securities in bankruptcy and assists the Division of Enforcement in cases involving bankrupt or insolvent defendants.

When Alex is not in the office, he can be found on the golf course with his wife, Alina. She usually wins.

Alex Meier works in Seyfarth's Labor and Employment Group. His practice includes the full array of federal remedial rights, non-compete and trade secret litigation, Fair Credit Reporting Act class actions, and workplace safety and health disputes. Mr. Meier has spearheaded multiple initiatives to promote conscious improvements to case management tools and client-facing resources, including document automation tools, operational summaries, and existing resource identification.

Since joining Seyfarth, some of his favorite cases and results for clients include the following:

Trade Secret/Non-Compete

  • Halfway through trial, obtained a $2mm settlement for a Fortune 500 company. Defendants’ last offer before trial was $200,000. In a poll of the jurors post settlement, the jury told the Seyfarth team that they were ready to find in our client’s favor after the first full day of testimony.
  • Secured a reversal in an appeal of a declaratory judgment invalidating our client’s non-recruitment restrictive covenant. The opinion, which was selected for publication, resolved two divergent lines of cases and fully adopted our position.
  • In a hotly contested non-compete dispute, obtained an extremely favorable settlement shortly before the preliminary injunction hearing. Seyfarth’s client won every motion it filed, and the opposing parties lost every motion they filed.
  • Assisted Seyfarth team in obtaining nationwide preliminary injunction against former employees located in California.

Workplace Safety and Health (OSHA)

  • After a full administrative hearing, an administrative law judge completely dismissed citation involving scope of host employers in multi-employer worksites. The result provided our client, a staffing company, with an excellent resource to push back against regulatory overextension.
  • Obtained complete dismissals or substantial reductions in citations involving temporary staffing companies.

Class Actions and Single-Plaintiff Cases

  • A plaintiff sought to introduce previously undisclosed, significant evidence on summary judgment. We successfully excluded the new evidence and obtained summary judgment on all claims.
  • Obtained complete summary judgment on fact-intensive discrimination and retaliation claims.
  • Assisted Seyfarth team in converting several class actions into individual settlements before discovery or early in discovery, avoiding substantial costs to our client.

Prior to joining Seyfarth, Mr. Meier served as a law clerk for the Honorable William C. O'Kelley, Senior United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia. During his time as a clerk, he worked on a wide range of cases at the pre-trial, discovery, summary judgment, trial, and post-judgment stages of litigation. Mr. Meier also worked as an extern at the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Reorganization. The Division monitors the issuance of securities in bankruptcy and assists the Division of Enforcement in cases involving bankrupt or insolvent defendants.

When Alex is not in the office, he can be found on the golf course with his wife, Alina. She usually wins.

Education

  • J.D., Emory University School of Law, with honors (2013)
    Dean's List
    Editor, Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal

  • B.A., Furman University (2010)

Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Florida

Courts

  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia