Jon Alexander is Western Growers Assurance Trust’s General Counsel. Jon has been practicing law for 12 years, 9 of which have been concentrated on ERISA and other aspects of employee benefits law. He has extensive experience providing health plans, employers, and insurance professionals consulting and legal guidance on ERISA issues, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”), and self-funded employer benefit plan implementation and administration.
Before joining Western Growers, Jon worked for Shulman Hodges & Bastian as a business litigation and bankruptcy associate. He earned his Juris Doctor in 2003 from the University of Idaho and thereafter clerked for Circuit Court Judge (now Hawaii Supreme Court Associate Justice) Sabrina McKenna in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was admitted to the Hawaii Bar in 2003 and the California Bar in 2005. He is admitted to practice law before state and federal courts in California as well as the Supreme Court of California.
Of late, Jon has lectured extensively about the impact of the ACA with special emphasis on the differing ramifications for small, large and self-funded Ag employers.