joins SSDS as a Partner
Schwartz, Steinsapir, Dohrmann & Sommers (“SSDS”) is
proud to announce Alejandro Delgado as the firm’s newest
partner. Alejandro is the latest hire in the firm’s strategic expansion.
Prior to coming to SSDS, Alejandro was a partner at a respected California
labor law firm, Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld.
“Alejandro’s history of traditional labor union representation and
activism make him a natural fit for the firm,” says Henry Willis, SSDS
partner. “He approaches litigation as a scholar and an organizer.”
For the past seven years, Alejandro has represented private and public
sector Unions, their members, and workers in various legal practice areas,
including cases in federal and state courts, administrative hearings before
the NLRB and PERB, grievance and arbitration, and other labor and
employment litigation. In 2019, Delgado won a groundbreaking appeal holding
that the “home rule doctrine” does not exempt charter cities from
California’s minimum wage laws and requiring charter cities to pay their
workers the minimum wage under state law. He has also developed expertise
in assisting Unions and workers with workplace immigration issues,
including litigation, bargaining with employers over immigration issues,
developing contractual rights and language, developing internal policies
and procedures, preparing for workplace enforcement, and I-9 audits and
Before becoming an attorney, Alejandro received undergraduate degrees in
History and Latin American Studies at Colgate University and master’s
degrees in History at Yale University. At Yale, he studied 20th-century
labor, civil rights, and immigration struggles across the United States and
Latin America and organized graduate students and other workers as a member
and organizer in the Graduate Employees and Students Organization. In law
school, he clerked at the Workers’ Rights Clinic, ACLU of Southern
California’s Immigrant Rights Project, the East Bay Community Law Center’s
Welfare Law and Policy Clinic, the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law
Center’s Immigration and National Origin Program, Weinberg, Roger &
Rosenfeld, and externed for the Honorable Marsha Berzon.
Alejandro’s practice currently includes representing private and public
sector unions and workers before federal and state courts, federal and
state administrative agencies, in grievance and arbitration proceedings, and
other labor and employment matters, including workplace immigration issues.
Alejandro is a member of an immigrant family and is fluent in Spanish.
Delgado is also active in the legal community. He is a member of the
National Lawyers Guild’s Labor & Employment Committee, the Mexican
American Bar Association, and California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.’s
Board of Directors.
When the rigors of legal practice are not inducing enough adrenaline,
Delgado enjoys mountain and gravel biking, as well as hiking. He is an avid
soccer fan. Delgado roots for LAFC locally, but you might also find him
cheering on several other teams in different leagues.