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 specializes in representing clients in complex, often high-profile, employment and whistleblower matters, including whistleblower, sexual harassment, and civil rights discrimination and retaliation matters.  As part of her whistleblower practice, she represents clients pursuing qui tam claims under the False Claims Act and whistleblower tips through the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rewards program.  She has represented whistleblowers in a broad range of specialized industries, including financial, technology, cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, and government contracting.  Ms. Ronickher has been on the forefront of protecting cybersecurity whistleblowers, including publishing Cybersecurity Whistleblower Protection Guide,” and being a leading advocate for strengthening protections for cybersecurity whistleblowers.

Ms. Ronickher litigates cases nationwide in federal and state courts, as well as in administrative proceedings. 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. She has also represented whistleblowers in successful qui tam lawsuits that settled for $20 million and $10 million. She has represented clients in cases against national figures including multiple congressmen, a federal judge, and a cabinet secretary. Ms. Ronickher has also represented numerous other whistleblowers and employees in cases that have successfully resolved confidentially.

Ms. Ronickher has earned many awards, including being honored as a Best Lawyer in America® for employment law since 2020, a “Super Lawyer” in Washington, D.C. since 2019, and recognized as a “Rising Star” by Law360 in 2018, just one of five employment lawyers nationally to earn this designation. She 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 related to her cases and employment law matters.

Honors & Awards
  • "The Best Lawyers in America" Employment Law - Individuals, 2020-2023; Civil Rights Law, 2021-2023
  • Washingtonian Magazine “Top Lawyer”, 2020, 2022
  • Washington, D.C. “Super Lawyers,” 2019-2022; Washington, D.C. "Super Lawyers - Rising Star," 2017-2018
  • Rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale–Hubbell®
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff and Employment Civil Rights Lawyers, 2021-2022
  • Lawdragon's "500 Leading Lawyers in America," 2023
Publications & Speaking Engagements
  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • 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