Alex Ponce de Leon

Discovery CounselGoogleConnect
Alex Ponce de Leon is discovery counsel for Google Inc. He develops and implements innovative and efficient discovery strategies for a wide variety of litigation matters, including, complex litigation, patent cases, and internal investigations.  Besides managing his own discovery caseload, he also implements new discovery policies and procedures designed to reduce costs and mitigate legal risk across the company. An active and prolific speaker, Alex has spoken across the country on e-discovery law, litigation management, legal technology, and diversity. He is currently a member of the Google Legal Department's Diversity Council. Alex also serves in various leadership roles with the California Bar Association, the Association of Corporate Counsel, and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association.  

Prior to joining Google, Alex was a senior litigation counsel at the Intel Corporation where he primarily focused on discovery and general litigation matters.  While at Intel he received over a dozen departmental honors and earned a 2014 Intel Achievement Award.  Alex began his legal career as an associate at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman where he worked on large and complex litigation cases.  Before practicing law, Alex was a policy advisor for the California State Legislature and a management consultant for Accenture where he worked advising the City of Boston.  He received his BA from Brown University, his MSc from the London School of Economics, and his JD from Northwestern University School of Law.  

Board Member

California Council on Access and Fairness

October 2012 – October 2015 (3 years 1 month)


CLE Expo Coordinating Committee

Minority Corporate Counsel Association

Scholarship Selection Committee

Minority Corporate Counsel Association