ALEXANDRIA RUIZ is a managing associate in Sidley’s Los Angeles office and is a member of the Commercial Litigation and Disputes practice. Her practice includes defending class actions and litigating consumer fraud suits . Alexandria’s practice spans all stages of litigation, from initial fact investigation and drafting pleadings, through discovery and motion practice, to trial and post-trial work.
The Daily Journal recognized Alexandria and the trial team that successfully represented Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. in a rare jury trial class action by naming the case to its Top Verdicts report, highlighting the largest and most significant verdicts in California in 2018.
Prior to joining Sidley, Alexandria clerked for the Honorable Jesus G. Bernal of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Before law school, she served as a legislative assistant in the Office of Legislative Affairs at the White House and a special adviser on Oversight and Legislative Affairs within the United States Department of Education. In addition, Alexandria worked for Congressman George Miller at the Committee on Education and Labor in the House of Representatives.
Alexandria earned her J.D. from the UCLA School of Law, where she was external affairs editor of the UCLA Law Review. She also served as the student representative on the Dean Search Committee, president of the Student Bar Association and co-chair of La Raza Law Students Association. She graduated with a B.A. in political science and ethnic studies with a minor in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley.