Alexis Ronickher

16 Dupont Cir NW Suite 600
Washington, District of Columbia 20036


Katz Banks Kumin LLP

Alexis Ronickher jointly serves as the Managing Partner of the firm’s California office and divides her time between San Francisco and Washington, D.C. She represents clients in complex, often high-profile, employment and whistleblower matters, including whistleblower, sexual harassment, and civil rights discrimination and retaliation matters. As part of her whistleblower practice, she represents clients pursuing qui tam claims under the False Claims Act and whistleblower tips through the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rewards program. She has represented whistleblowers in a broad range of specialized industries, including financial, technology, cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, and government contracting.  Ms. Ronickher has been at the forefront of protecting cybersecurity whistleblowers, including publishing “Cybersecurity Whistleblower Protection Guide,” and being a leading advocate for strengthening protections for cybersecurity whistleblowers.

Ms. Ronickher litigates cases nationwide in federal and state courts, as well as in administrative proceedings. She represented a hairstylist in a sexual harassment and retaliation trial that resulted in a jury verdict of $2.3 million in favor of her client. She has also represented whistleblowers in successful qui tam lawsuits that settled for $20 million and $10 million. She has represented clients in cases against national figures including multiple congressmen, a federal judge, and a cabinet secretary. Ms. Ronickher has also represented numerous other whistleblowers and employees in cases that have successfully resolved confidentially.

Ms. Ronickher has earned many awards, including being honored in the Best Lawyers in America® list for employment law since 2020, in Super Lawyers in Washington, D.C. since 2019, and she was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Law360 in 2018, just one of five employment lawyers nationally to earn this designation. In 2024, she was named to the inaugural list of Forbes’ “America’s Top 200 Lawyers”. She speaks frequently about whistleblower protections, sexual harassment, and employment law, has written extensively on employment law matters, and has appeared in numerous national and local media related to her cases and employment law matters.