Fred Alvarez is one of the preeminent employment lawyers in the United States. His practice combines a unique blend of public service with legal profession leadership. He has an active individual and class action litigation practice devoted to defending employers in claims brought by private and governmental parties and by former senior executives. Fred has represented clients in a range of industries, including energy, retail, communications, financial services, and technology. He focuses substantial attention on strategic and compliance advice and internal investigations. His practice includes serving as a court-appointed monitor of class action decrees. He has testified before Congress on several occasions.Appointed by President Reagan and confirmed by the Senate, Fred served in two federal government sub-cabinet positions. As Assistant Secretary of Labor, he managed the Wage and Hour Division and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. He also served as a Commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He began his career as a trial attorney with the National Labor Relations Board.