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Alexander J. Doherty

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Alexander J. Doherty is a litigation senior counsel in the San Francisco office. He has represented clients in a wide variety of commercial litigation matters including consumer fraud/17200 class actions, breach of contract, environmental toxic tort and labor and employment. Alex has represented clients in the financial services, healthcare, and publishing industries.

Before joining Allen Matkins, Alex was an associate at Sidley Austin LLP.


  • Awarded the Western Center on Law & Poverty's "Rock Star" Award for pro bono work challenging a local government agency’s application procedures for low income housing (2014)


Alex received a B.A. in philosophy and honors curriculum from Hunter College, City University of New York, in 2001, an M.A. in philosophy from University of Kentucky in 2003 and a J.D. from University of California, Berkeley, School of Law at Boalt Hall in 2008. During law school he served as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Marvin R. Baxter of the Supreme Court of California. He was also an extern in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California.


  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California