Alexander Sherman

Alex Sherman joined Baron & Budd’s Los Angeles office in 2018 as a member of the Firm’s Class Action Litigation Group. Mr. Sherman has dedicated his career to “protecting what’s right” and standing up to fight for people facing significant struggles, whether it’s justice for those harmed by financial fraud, automobile defects, or pharmaceutical malfeasance. Mr. Sherman is particularly skilled at managing cases that involve complex electronic discovery challenges.

Prior to joining Baron & Budd, Mr. Sherman worked at a boutique law firm in Los Angeles where he represented businesses, entrepreneurs, and creative industry professionals throughout Southern California. There, he handled actions involving real estate, environmental protection and entertainment, and successfully brought numerous actions on behalf of clients from initiation to settlement. In 2017, together with a team of scientists at the Bloomberg Data Science Group, Mr. Sherman co-authored “Civil Asset Forfeiture: A Judicial Perspective”, a research paper demonstrating the utility of data-mining techniques to show evidence of bias in the civil asset forfeiture process. Mr. Sherman has also served as a law clerk at a firm specializing in civil rights litigation for victims needlessly harmed by Taser devices.

Mr. Sherman graduated from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California, in 2013. As a law student, he investigated and drafted a report on constitutional policing practices in the Los Angeles County jail system. He also developed class curriculum and served as an instructor for incarcerated people. Additionally, Mr. Sherman served as staff editor at the International Law Review.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Alex Sherman was a freelance music journalist for a variety of magazines, including Billboard and Interview. In his free time, he enjoys attending live music venues, cycling along the Pacific coast, cooking with his fiancée and exploring California’s natural wonders.


Publications

  • “Civil Asset Forfeiture: A Judicial Perspective” – Bloomberg Data For Good Exchange Conference, September 2017

Presentations

  • Speaker, “March On Washington” 54th Anniversary Conference on Racial Justice, 2017
  • Speaker, “Guns and Death” – A Panel On Legal Issues Raised By California Ballot Measures on Gun Control and the Death Penalty, Beverly Hills Bar Association Inn of Court, 2016

Education

Loyola Law School (J.D., 2013)

Northwestern University (B.A. American Studies, 2004)

Bar and Court Admissions

California

Professional Associations

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Beverly Hills Bar Association

Black Jewish Justice Alliance