Alex Menendez
Partner

Alex Menendez's practice areas include employment and labor law, litigation, administrative law, real estate and corporate law. His primary focus is advising employers on how to manage all types of legal issues that arise in a competitive business environment. These issues include protecting proprietary information and trade secrets, managing corporate structures, strategies for managing the employment relationship and the termination of those relationships, drafting operating agreements, and amending governing documents and budgets.

Mr. Menendez also has extensive litigation expertise that includes employment matters, contracts, the Freedom of Information Act, constitutional challenges to governmental check off programs, domain name disputes, and challenges to federal rulemaking by governmental agencies. He has litigated matters in federal and state court and federal and state agencies and has acted as lead counsel in both jury and non-jury trials.

He represents nationwide commodity boards in a diverse array of legal issues including reviewing and drafting contracts, promotion and marketing plans, joint venture agreements and employment issues. Mr. Menendez also provides legal counsel to commuter rail operations in matters involving proceedings before the Surface Transportation Board. These matters concern both abandonment and adverse abandonment of rail lines, federal pre-emption issues, and transportation service agreements including the reasonableness of rates as they relate to captive shippers.

 

Reported Cases

Avocados Plus Inc. v. Johanns, 421 F. Supp. 2d 45; 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10144, (D.D.C. 2006); Ball v. AMC Entm't, Inc., 246 F. Supp. 2d 17, 2003 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2523 (D.D.C., 2003); Charter v. USDA, 412 F.3d 1017; 2005 U.S. App. LEXIS 11420, (9th Cir. 2005); Harrison & Bates, Inc. v. Featherstone Assocs. Ltd. Pshp., 253 Va. 364; 484 S.E.2d 883; 1997 Va. LEXIS 52, (1997); Howard v. Surface Transp. Bd., 389 F.3d 259 (1st Cir. 2004); New York City Economic Development Corporation - Adverse Abandonment - New York Cross Harbor Railroad, Inc., in New York, NY, STB Docket No. AB-596, Surface Transportation Board, 2001 STB LEXIS 957, December 14, 2001.

Education

  • B.A., Princeton University

  • J.D., George Washington University


Bar & Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia Bar

  • Florida State Bar

  • Illinois State Bar

  • Maryland State Bar

  • Virginia State Bar

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida