To contact Alexandra Asterlin: Main: 916.442.3552

To contact Alexandra Asterlin:
Main: 916.442.3552


  • McGeorge School of Law, 2002

  • Order of the Coif

  • Witkin Award, Criminal Procedure

  • Witkin Award, Sentencing and Post-Conviction Remedies

  • Dean’s List Honor Roll (1999-2002)

  • Traynor Honor Society

  • Managing Comment Editor, Transnational Lawyer

  • Published Comment, “Protecting Human Dignity and Individuality: The Need for Uniformity in International Cloning Legislation.” (Transnt’l Lawyer, 2001.)


  • Discrimination, Harassment, and Wrongful Termination Litigation

  • Unfair Business Practice Litigation, including Trade Secret Claims

  • Contract and Fraud Litigation

  • Wage and Hour Law

  • Personnel Policies and Manuals

  • Unfair Labor Practices

  • Labor Contract Grievances and Arbitrations

  • Employment Contracts

  • Evaluations, Disciplines, and Terminations

  • Employee Leave Laws


Alexandra M. Asterlin, PARTNER

Practice Focus

Alexandra Asterlin is a Partner at Palmer Kazanjian, and joined the firm in 2016. Ms. Asterlin represents local and national businesses in courts throughout California and in matters involving the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), and the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE). Ms. Asterlin litigates matters involving contracts, business torts, and unfair competition. Ms. Asterlin has extensive experience conducting workplace investigations, including those involving claims of harassment and discrimination or retaliation, whistleblower claims, wage and hour violations, workplace violence, employee misconduct, and poor performance.  With this background, she brings a unique perspective when evaluating documentation, ascertaining the credibility of witnesses, and connecting related facts to either corroborate or refute evidence.  Her experience also gives her a more extensive breadth of knowledge that enables her to give employers invaluable insight and legal opinions regarding possible violations of state or federal law and detailed recommendations for the steps they should take as a result.


Ms. Asterlin graduated Order of the Coif from McGeorge School of Law in 2002. She received Witkin Awards in both Criminal Procedure and Sentencing and Post-Conviction Remedies. Ms. Asterlin served as a Comment Editor for the Transnational Lawyer. Her Comment, “Protecting Human Dignity and Individuality: The Need for Uniformity in International Cloning Legislation” was published in 2001.

Ms. Asterlin graduated with Honors from the University of California, Davis, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.