Alexis H. Ronickher

Alexis H. Ronickher

Katz Banks Kumin, LLP

Recognized since 2020

Washington, District of Columbia

Practice Areas

Civil Rights Law

Employment Law - Individuals

Qui Tam Law

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Alexis Ronickher specializes in representing 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 on 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 hair stylist 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 as a Best Lawyer in America® for employment law since 2020, a “Super Lawyer” in Washington, D.C. since 2019, and recognized as a “Rising Star” by Law360 in 2018, just one of five employment lawyers nationally to earn this designation. 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.

  • 11 Dupont Circle, NW
    Suite 600
    Washington, DC 20036
  • Stanford University, J.D., graduated 2008
  • University of California - Santa Barbara, B.A., graduated 2002
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia, District of Columbia Bar
  • California, California State Bar
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • D.C. Bar Labor and Employment Law Community - Co-Chair
  • District of Columbia Bar Association - Member
  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association - Member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association - Member

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Civil Rights Law
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Qui Tam Law
  • Washingtonian Magazine “Top Lawyer”, 2020
  • Washington, D.C. “Super Lawyers,” 2019-2020; Washington, D.C. "Super Lawyers - Rising Star," 2017-2018
  • Rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale–Hubbell®
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Securities Regulation


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