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Alexandra Grande

Associate

800 W. Main Street, Suite 1750, Boise, ID 83702

Alex provides insightful counsel on a range of complex employment and commercial disputes.

Alex advises clients through all phases of the employment relationship from hiring to termination, guiding them through state and federally regulated workforce compliance issues. She represents employers in court and before state and federal agencies to resolve claims of discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful discharge. In addition, she provides counsel on employment-related documents and policies, including employment and separation agreements, compliance matters, and employee handbooks.

Additionally, Alex advises clients in a broad array of business litigation. Understanding many clients want to avoid the cost and business interruption of litigation, Alex has experience resolving issues through alternative dispute resolution. If the dispute escalates, she leverages her experience in state and federal court to provide strong representation.

Alex maintains an active pro bono practice, including representation of guardian ad litems in child protection cases, representation of applicants for U-immigration status (U visas), and representation of parents instituting or defending child abduction proceedings in Idaho’s federal courts under the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

She also serves as the Chair of the Holland & Hart Foundation’s Boise Office Committee.

Experience

Employment Litigation
  • Administrative proceedings (EEOC, Idaho Human Rights Commission (IHRC), and other state civil rights commissions)
  • Breach of Contract
  • Wrongful Discharge
  • Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation (federal / state / local law)
  • Wrongful Termination/Public Policy Discharge
HR Counseling, Compliance, and Risk Management
  • Accommodations, Disabilities, Leaves
  • Employment Policies, Handbooks, and Manuals
  • Executive Compensation and Employment Contracts
  • Hiring, Discipline, Performance Evaluations, and Terminations
  • Employment / Severance Agreements
  • Internal Investigations
  • Pay Practices and Independent Contractors
  • Training for employees, supervisors, managers, executives, Board of Directors
  • Wage and Hour Compliance
Unfair Competition
  • Noncompete and Restrictive Covenant Agreements
Commercial Litigation
  • Business Torts and Breach of Contract
  • Tortious Interference
  • Civil Fraud

Client Results

Commercial Litigation
  • Represented, as part of legal team, public entity in action for breach of contract and warranties against manufacturer of signal timing equipment software and equipment in multi-year federal court litigation.

  • Successfully defended hospital in multiple state-court actions brought by physicians as a result of an adverse credentialing decision.

  • Represented company in related multi-state litigation defending against trade secret misappropriation and related claims. 

Employment Litigation
  • Represented multiple employers before the Idaho Human Rights Commission and the EEOC, obtaining dismissal of Charges of Discrimination.

  • Represented client in breach of restrictive covenant action, drafting summary judgment brief that resulted in complete dismissal of the case.

  • Successfully defended one of the nation's largest package delivery companies against claims of discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful discharge as part of a week-long federal jury trial.

In-House Counsel Support
  • Supported the work of in-house counsel, acquired experience in transactional and compliance matters, and gained insights into the demands and decisions facing in-house counsel of a large healthcare corporation while on secondment to St. Luke's Health System.

Pro Bono
  • Represented multiple clients in proceedings pursuant to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and the International Child Abductions Remedies Act.

  • Represented volunteer child advocates/guardian ad litems in their advocacy for children who are the subject of child protective proceedings in Ada County. 

  • Represented applicants seeking U nonimmigrant status (U visa). These visas are set aside for victims of certain crimes who have suffered mental or physical abuse and are helpful to law enforcement or government officials in the investigation or prosecution of criminal activity.

Industries

News

Publications

Speaking Engagements

Education

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Recognition

  • Idaho State Bar Denise O'Donnell Day Pro Bono Award, 2022
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation; Health Care Law; Labor and Employment Law - Management, 2021-2022
  • Idaho Business Review, Leaders in Law, 2021

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Holland & Hart Foundation, Chair of the Boise Office Committee
  • Jesse Tree, Board of Directors, 2019-Present
  • Friends of Children and Families, Inc., Board Member, 2020-Present 
  • Idaho State Bar – Litigation and Employment Sections
  • Idaho Women Lawyers Association, Member
  • Employment Law Alliance, Member and NextGen Representative
  • American Inns of Court, No. 130, Member, 2015-2017
  • Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce Leadership Boise Program, Class of 2020
  • College of Idaho National Alumni Board - Treasure Valley Representative, 2017-Present
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