Marissa Hurwitz Alguire

Of Counsel Los Angeles

Marissa Alguire represents employers in all areas of employment related litigation, including harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour and misappropriation of trade secrets.  Marissa represents employers in single plaintiff and class action litigation in both state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration and administrative hearings.  Marissa also assists clients with workplace investigations, and counseling on various topics including discharge and discipline, accommodation requirements, and employment agreements. Marissa is fluent in Spanish.


Marissa has assisted with obtaining summary judgment and reaching favorable settlements for large and small employers.  Marissa has also represented employers in the financial, entertainment and restaurant industries, where she has been successful in dismissing claims and helping achieve advantageous relief for fraud, self-dealing, breach of fiduciary duty and misappropriation of trade secrets.  Marissa also creates and presents AB 1825 sexual harassment and other management training seminars.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
  • State Bar of California (Labor and Employment Law Section)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section)


  • Ogletree Deakins Employment Law Briefing (Co-Presenter) - ''Goings-on in the Golden State: A Recap of California’s New Laws and a Look at What is in Store for the Future'' - Santa Monica - November 02, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Webinar - ''Key Employment Law Issues for California Tech Companies'' - September 19, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Employment Law Briefing (Co-Presenter) - ''Tell Me the Truth! Navigating the Twists and Turns of Workplace Investigations: Key Strategies and Best Practices'' - Santa Monica - May 18, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Three-Part Series (Co-Presenter) - ''Employment Law Briefings for Start-Up and Technology Companies'' - Santa Monica - Fall 2016
  • Ogletree Deakins Three-Part Series (Co-Presenter) - ''Employment Law Briefings for Start-Up Companies'' - Santa Monica - Fall 2015
  • ACC Sports and Entertainment (Co-Presenter) - ''The Woman in Charge: Pioneering Female Leaders and Gender Discrimination in Sports and Entertainment'' - Los Angeles - April 30, 2015