Alex Hirsch is a detail-oriented and reliable professional with significant legislative and legal experience, a demonstrated knowledge of the legislative process, and the proven ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic, and deadline-driven environment.
As policy consultant for California State Senator Susan Rubio, Alex interacts with multiple stakeholders at a time and utilizes his strong interpersonal, negotiation, and organizational skills to exercise professionalism and discretion every day.
Alex's prior professional experience includes legislative drafting, legislative research, public speaking, legal research and writing, development of political and governmental communications, event planning, fundraising, and mastery of conventional and social media public relations tools.
Policy Consultant California State Senator Susan Rubio Jan 2019 – Present Sacramento, California - Develop and manage the Senator's personal legislation, in conjunction with the Legislative Director. - Prepare briefings for the Senator on legislative, policy, and district issues. - Analyze legislation and provide policy consultation in key areas of interest for the Senator, including Housing, Health, Public Safety, and Transportation.
Deputy Legislative Counsel Office of Legislative Counsel State of California Oct 2014 – Jan 2019 Sacramento, California - Provided confidential, nonpartisan legal services and counsel to the Members and committees of the California State Legislature. - Drafted bills, constitutional amendments, resolutions, and proposed amendments to those measures, specializing in gaming law, tribal-state relations, criminal law, and tobacco and cannabis regulation. - Rendered legal opinions on issues of constitutionality, statutory interpretation, and other legal matters.
Certified Legal Intern Sacramento County District Attorney's Office May 2013 – Dec 2013 Sacramento, California -Appeared in court and presented arguments on behalf of the People on several matters, including felony preliminary hearings, suppression motions, Serna motions, Romero motions, and restitution hearings.
Law Clerk United States Attorney's Office Jun 2012 – Aug 2012 Sacramento, California - Researched and wrote memoranda for supervising attorneys for federal misdemeanor and felony cases, at trial and appellate levels. - Worked on a variety of criminal issues including tax evasion, theft, and bank fraud.
Press Intern Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Jun 2011 – Jul 2011 Sacramento, California - Provided rapid media monitoring of pertinent local, state, and national news coverage, involving print articles, video reports, and new media communications. - Assisted in background research duties, press event logistics, and press releases. - Interacted with Capitol press corps to arrange access with Governor and deputies.