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31 January 2014

SHAW VALENZA LLP WELCOMES KELCIE M. GOSLING AND KATHRYN L. PATTERSON

Shaw Valenza LLP welcomes Kelcie M. Gosling as Of Counsel and Kathryn L. Patterson, as an associate. Both joined our Sacramento office in January. For more information about Kelcie or Katie please review their bios.

7 September 2013

CONGRATULATIONS TO JENNIFER SHAW FOR BEING RANKED A TOP SPEAKER TWICE AT 2013 SHRM CONFERENCE

Jennifer Shaw presented two sessions at SHRM's 2013 Annual Conference in Chicago: Illinois. The Conference participants rated Jennifer's sessions second and sixth out of several hundred programs. Jennifer was one of only 24 speakers who received ratings of 4.8 / 5 or higher.

7 September 2013

JENNIFER SHAW NAMED IN BEST OF THE BAR BY SACRAMENTO BUSINESS TIMES

The Sacramento Business Journal published its first "Best of the Bar" feature. The Business Journal's editor selected Jennifer Shaw as one of Sacramento's best lawyers. Click here to see Jennifer's profile.

3 September 2013

SHAW VALENZA LLP WELCOMES BRIAN J. LIM

Shaw Valenza LLP welcomes Brian J. Lim, who joined us in September, as an associate in the Sacramento office. For more information about Brian, please review his bio.

30 July 2013

CONGRATULATIONS TO JENNIFER SHAW AND GREG VALENZA ON THEIR INCLUSION IN THE 2013 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SUPER LAWYERS LIST

Shaw Valenza LLP is proud to announce that partners Jennifer Brown Shaw and Greg Valenza have been selected for inclusion in the 2013 Northern California Super Lawyers list. This is Jennifer's fifth consecutive year and Greg's third consecutive year. Congratulations to them both.

30 May 2013

SHAW VALENZA LLP WELCOMES JULIA C. MELNICOE

Shaw Valenza LLP welcomes Julia C. Melnicoe, who joined us in May, as an associate in the San Francisco office. For more information about Julia, please review her bio.

6 May 2013

SHAW VALENZA LLP WELCOMES JENNIFER L. HIPPO

Shaw Valenza LLP welcomes Jennifer L. Hippo, who joined us in May, as an associate in the Sacramento office. For more information about Jennifer, please review her bio.

1 March 2013

SHAW VALENZA LLP WELCOMES LUKAS J. CLARY

Shaw Valenza LLP welcomes Lukas J. Clary, who joined us in February, as an associate in the Sacramento office. For more information about Lukas, please review his bio.

1 December 2012

SHAW VALENZA WISHES YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES SAFE AND JOYOUS HOLIDAYS!

In lieu of mailing holiday cards we have decided to make a charitable donation to Save the Children. This organization is providing much needed supplies to the shelters in the hardest hit areas following Hurricane Sandy's destructive hit to the east coast. Our thoughts are with are with all those affected by the devastation.

Everyone at Shaw Valenza wishes you and your families safe and joyous holidays, and a happy new year.

4 September 2012

SHAW VALENZA LLP WELCOMES WILLIAM BISHOP, JR.

Shaw Valenza LLP welcomes William D. Bishop, Jr., who joined us in September, as an associate in the Sacramento office. For more information about William, please review his bio.

17 August 2012

GREG VALENZA QUOTED IN LAW360 ARTICLE REGARDING EMPLOYMENT CLASS WAIVERS

Law360 quoted Greg Valenza in an article regarding a petition to the California Supreme Court to clarify how the Concepcion decision affects class waivers in employment disputes. Click here to read the article.

19 July 2012

CONGRATULATIONS TO JENNIFER SHAW AND GREG VALENZA ON THEIR INCLUSION IN THE 2012 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SUPER LAWYERS LIST

Super news! The 2012 Northern California Super Lawyers list has arrived. Shaw Valenza proudly announces that Jennifer was included on the Northern California Super Lawyers list for the fourth consecutive year. Greg Valenza was included on the Super Lawyers list for the second consecutive year. Congratulations to them both.

22 June 2012

JENNIFER SHAW QUOTED IN HOME CHANNEL NEWS ARTICLE

Jennifer Brown Shaw was quoted in a Home Channel News article regarding the rise in surprise visits by the DOL. Click the link above to read the article

20 June 2012

JENNIFER SHAW RECEIVES HIGH RATING AT HR WEST 2012 CONFERENCE

Jennifer Shaw was honored to speak at this year's HR West 2012 annual conference in South San Francisco. Attendees rated Jennifer's session a 97.9%!

13 June 2012

GREG VALENZA QUOTED IN LAW360 ARTICLE REGARDING ADA RULING

Law360 quoted Greg Valenza regarding the 9th Circuit's ruling in Josephine Okwu v. Cindy McKim that state workers cannot sue for ADA violations. Click here to read the article.

5 June 2012

GREG VALENZA QUOTED IN LAW360 ARTICLE REGARDING CLASS ACTION WAIVERS

Law360 quoted Greg Valenza regarding the California Court of Appeal's decision in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion addressing class action waivers in arbitration agreementss. Click here to read the article.

22 May 2012

GREG VALENZA QUOTED IN LAW360 ARTICLE ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA

Law360 quoted Greg Valenza regarding the Ninth Circuit's decision in Marla James et al. v. The City of Costa Mesa that the ADA does not protect against discrimination on the basis of marijuana use. Click here to read the article.

1 May 2012

GREG VALENZA QUOTED IN LAWYERS USA ARTICLE REGARDING BRINKER DECISION

Lawyers USA quoted Greg Valenza regarding the California's Supreme Court's ruling on the Brinker decision. Click here to read the article.

22 December 2011

THE CALCHAMBER PARTNERS WITH SHAW VALENZA LLP

The Daily Journal recently interviewed California Chamber of Commerce's General Counsel, Erika C. Frank, for their Corporate Counsel Q&A. Ms. Frank named Shaw Valenza LLP as one of its key partners. Click here to read the full article.



19 December 2011

SHAW VALENZA LLP WELCOMES JASMINE L. ANDERSON

Shaw Valenza LLP welcomes Jasmine L. Anderson, who joined us in December, as an associate in the Sacramento office. For more information about Jasmine, please review her bio.

29 November 2011

JENNIFER SHAW PARTICIPATES IN NEW YORK TIMES FORUM

Jennifer Shaw participates in New York Times forum on disability discrimination. Click here to read the discussion.

21 October 2011

JENNIFER SHAW QUOTED IN SACRAMENTO BUSINESS JOURNAL ARTICLE

Jennifer Brown Shaw was quoted in a Sacramento Business Journal article on office vacancies. Click the link above to read the article.

7 October 2011

JENNIFER BROWN SHAW VOTED TOP RATED SPEAKER AT 2011 ANNUAL SHRM CONFERENCE

Jennifer Brown Shaw is listed as one of the Top Rated Speakers at SHRM's 2011 Annual Conference. Click here to see the list of speakers.

13 July 2011

CONGRATULATIONS TO SHAW VALENZA'S JENNIFER SHAW, GREG VALENZA, AND GEOFF HASH ON THEIR INCLUSION IN THE 2011 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SUPER LAWYERS AND RISING STARS LISTS.

Super news! The 2011 Northern California Super Lawyers list has arrived. Shaw Valenza proudly announces that Jennifer was included on the Northern California Super Lawyers list for the third consecutive year. Greg Valenza was included on the Super Lawyers list for the first time this year. And Geoff Hash was selected for inclusion in the 2011 Super Lawyers - Rising Star edition. Congratulations to them all.

19 June 2011

SHAW VALENZA LLP CELEBRATES 5 YEARS

Shaw Valenza is proud to celebrate five years of serving our clients. In honor of our anniversary, and to express our gratitude, we are making a donation on our clients' behalf to Guide Dogs for the Blind.

6 June 2011

OUR SACRAMENTO OFFICE HAS MOVED

As of June 6, 2011, our new address is 980 Ninth Street, Suite 2300, Sacramento, CA 95814. Our facsimile and telephone numbers will remain the same. Our San Francisco address and telephone numbers are also unchanged.

20 April 2011

JENNIFER SHAW QUOTED IN DAILY JOURNAL ARTICLE ON UNLIMITED VACATION

Jennifer Brown Shaw was quoted in a Daily Journal article on employers who give unlimited vacation benefits. Click the link above to read the article.

10 February 2011

SHAW VALENZA LLP WELCOMES AMY K. LEE

Shaw Valenza LLP welcomes Amy K. Lee, who joined us in February, as an associate in the San Francisco office. For more information about Amy, please review her bio.

14 January 2011

GREG VALENZA AND JENNIFER BROWN SHAW QUOTED IN SHRM ARTICLE

Greg Valenza and Jennifer Shaw were quoted in an article for the Society for Human Resources Management on what California employers can expect under Governor Brown. Click on the link above to view the article.

7 January 2011

JENNIFER SHAW QUOTED IN SACRAMENTO BUSINESS JOURNAL ARTICLE
Jennifer Brown Shaw was quoted in a Sacramento Business Journal article on hiring qualified applicants. Click here to view the article.

3 January 2011

JENNIFER BROWN SHAW QUOTED IN HR DAILY ADVISOR

HR Daily Advisor highlights Jennifer Shaw's internal investigation program presented at SHRM'S 2010 annual conference. Click here to view the article.

1 December 2010

SHAW VALENZA LLP WELCOMES TIMOTHY L. REED

Shaw Valenza LLP welcomes Timothy Reed, who joined us in December, as an associate in the San Francisco office. For more information about Timothy, please review his bio.

19 November 2010

JENNIFER BROWN SHAW VOTED TOP RATED SPEAKER AT 2010 ANNUAL SHRM CONFERENCE

Jennifer Brown Shaw is listed as one of the Top Rated Speakers at SHRM's 2010 Annual Conference. Click here to see the list of speakers.

9 October 2010

SHAW VALENZA SPONSORS SACRAMENTO SPCA EVENT
Shaw Valenza LLP was a sponsor at the Sacramento SPCA's Hollywoof Gala on October 9, 2010.

6 October 2010

GREG VALENZA DEBATES PROPOSITION 19 ON SAN FRANCISCO RADIO STATION

KALW-FM radio station's Your Legal Rights host, Chuck Finney, hosted a panel of guests to debate Proposition 19 - the legalization of marijuana initiative. Click the link above to listen to the broadcast.

9 September 2010

JENNIFER SHAW QUOTED IN NEWSWEEK ARTICLE REGARDING PROP. 19

Jennifer Brown Shaw was quoted in a Newsweek article regarding Proposition 19. Click here to read the article.

1 September 2010

JENNIFER SHAW QUOTED IN ARTICLE RE INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS

Jennifer Brown Shaw was quoted in a HR Daily Advisors article regarding internal investigations. Click here to read the article.

12 August 2010

JENNIFER SHAW SPEAKS AT CAL CHAMBER'S PROPOSITION 19 NEWS CONFERENCE

The California Chamber of Commerce selected us to analyze employment law issues raised by Proposition 19. Prop 19, which is on the November 2010 ballot, is the initiative proposing to legalize certain marijuana use. More on Proposition 19 here. More on Jennifer Shaw's press conference here.

6 August 2010

SHAW VALENZA WINS AT TRIAL!

After a four-week jury trial in Sacramento Superior Court, the jury took six hours to find for our very happy client in a retaliation/wrongful termination case. Congratulations to our Shaw Valenza trial team, Greg Valenza and Alexander Sperry.

21 July 2010

CONGRATULATIONS TO JENNIFER SHAW (AGAIN) AND MATT NORFLEET!

Jennifer was included on the Northern California Super Lawyers list for the second consecutive year.

Matt was selected for inclusion in the 2010 Super Lawyers - Rising Star edition.

3 March 2010

GREG VALENZA WAS QUOTED IN AN ARTICLE REGARDING CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS WHO REQUIRE WORKERS TO DRIVE COMPANY-OWNED VEHICLES

Greg Valenza was quoted in a Daily Journal article regarding California employers who require workers to drive company-owned vehicles. See the article here.

16 December 2009

SACRAMENTO REGIONAL TRANSIT DISTRICT SELECTS SHAW VALENZA LLP FOR AWARD

We are pleased to announce The Sacramento Regional Transit District (RT) has awarded Shaw Valenza LLP the prestigious "Partners in Business" award for Outstanding Certified Small Business. The award, based on our training services during 2009, will be presented during the Partners in Business Conference & Awards luncheon on Thursday, January 28, 2010 at the Lions Gate Garden Pavilion.

13 November 2009

JENNIFER BROWN SHAW VOTED TOP RATED SPEAKER AT 2009 ANNUAL SHRM CONFERENCE

Jennifer Brown Shaw is listed as one of the Top Rated Speakers at SHRM's 2009 Annual Conference. Click here to see the list of speakers.

2 November 2009

GREG VALENZA QUOTED IN ARTICLE RE WORKPLACE ROMANCES

Greg Valenza was quoted in a Business Insurance article regarding workplace romances. Click here to read the article.

26 October 2009

SHAW VALENZA LLP RECEIVES HIGHEST POSSIBLE SCORE IN EXPERIENCE AND CUSTOMER SERVICE/FIRM REPUTATION IN RECENT PROPOSAL PROCESS

Shaw Valenza LLP recently responded to request for proposal to conduct training services for a large California municipality. We were the only firm to receive highest score possible in the categories of "Experience of Proposer" and "Customer Satisfaction/Firm Reputation," and received a Notice of Intent to Award.

19 October 2009

SHAW VALENZA ANNOUNCES TWO NEW ATTORNEYS

Shaw Valenza is pleased to announce that Alexander M. Sperry has joined the Sacramento office as Of Counsel and Geoffrey M. Hash has joined the San Francisco office as an Associate.

17 August 2009

JENNIFER BROWN SHAW IS SPEAKING AT GREATER STOCKTON EAC

On September 25, 2009, Jennifer Brown Shaw will be presenting an Annual All Day Labor Law Seminar for the Greater Stockton EAC. Click here for more information or to register for this event.

10 August 2009

GREG VALENZA QUOTED IN ARTICLE RE HIDDEN CAMERAS IN THE WORKPLACE

Greg Valenza was quoted in a SHRM article regarding a California Supreme Court ruling stating that hidden cameras in the workplace is not an invasion of employees' privacy. Click here to read the article.

19 July 2009

GREG VALENZA QUOTED IN ARTICLE RE MEDICAL MARIJUANA USE IN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

Greg Valenza was quoted in The Press-Enterprise article regarding the San Bernardino County medical marijuana ordinace. Click here to read the article.

15 July 2009

GREG VALENZA QUOTED IN DAILY JOURNAL ARTICLE RE PREDICTED 2009 EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION BOOM

Greg Valenza was quoted in a Daily Journal article regarding a prediction of an employment litigation boom coming true in 2009. See the article here.

13 July 2009

CONGRATULATIONS TO JENNIFER SHAW!

Jennifer Shaw has been named by Northern California Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in California for 2009. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers.



1 July 2009

HR.BLR.COM WRITES ARTICLE ON JENNFIER BROWN SHAW'S PRESENTATION

HR.BLR.com. wrote an article on Jennifer Brown Shaw's "Top Ten Ways to Violate California's Wage Hour Laws" presentation at the Society for Human Relations Management's (SHRM) 61st Annual Convention. Click here to read the article.

31 March 2009

SHAW VALENZA LLP WELCOMES ALAYNA SCHROEDER

Shaw Valenza LLP welcomes Alayna Schroeder.

23 January 2009

GREG VALENZA DEBATES EMPLOYEE FREE CHOICE ACT ON LOS ANGELES RADIO STATION

KPFK-FM radio station's Morning Review host, Roy Ulrich, moderated a debate between Greg Valenza and a Cornell professor.

12 December 2008

GREG VALENZA QUOTED IN DAILY JOURNAL ARTICLE RE MEAL AND REST BREAK LAWSUIT

Greg Valenza was quoted in a Daily Journal article regarding an airline worker's claim that she was deprived of her state-mandated meal and rest breaks. See the article here.

28 November 2008

GREG VALENZA QUOTED IN DAILY JOURNAL ARTICLE RE MEAL-BREAK LAWSUIT SETTLEMENT

Greg Valenza was quoted in a Daily Journal article regarding Macy's settlement of a meal-break lawsuit for $25 million. See the article here.

25 November 2008

JENNIFER BROWN SHAW QUOTED IN CRAIN'S BENEFITS OUTLOOK ARTICLE

Jennfier Brown Shaw was quoted in a Crain's Benefits Outlook artice regarding employee wellness programs.

6 November 2008

JENNIFER BROWN SHAW LISTED AS TOP SPEAKER AT 2008 SHRM CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO

SHRM recently announced that Jennifer Brown Shaw was one of its top rated speakers at the 2008 annual conference. Jennifer will be offering her topic, "Top Ten Ways to Violate Wage Hour Laws" again on July 15, 2009.

31 October 2008

JENNIFER BROWN SHAW QUOTED IN SACRAMENTO BUSINESS JOURNAL ARTICLE

Jennfier Brown Shaw was quoted in a Sacramento Business Journal artice regarding employers laying groundwork when planning layoffs.

22 September 2008

SHAW VALENZA LLP HRCI APPROVED PROVIDER

Shaw Valenza LLP is pleased to announce that we are an HR Certification Institute Approved Provider. HRCI credit will be available on all of our 2009 public seminars.

27 August 2008

GREG VALENZA QUOTED IN DAILY JOURNAL ARTICLE

Greg Valenza was quoted in a Daily Journal article regarding employment law cases that split the California Supreme Court

15 August 2008

GREG VALENZA QUOTED IN DAILY JOURNAL ARTICLE

Greg Valenza was quoted in a Daily Journal article regarding a Judge that granted a rare fee hike to winning Plaintiffs' atorney

7 July 2008

OUT-OF-DATE ARBITRATION CLAUSE CAN'T BE ENFORCED

Greg Valenza was quoted in a Business Insurance article regarding out-of-date arbitration clauses.

27 May 2008

GREG VALENZA QUOTED IN HRCALIFORNIA ARTICLE

Greg Valenza was quoted in an HRCalifornia article regarding internships.

19 March 2008

JENNIFER SHAW AND GREG VALENZA PRESENT AT NATIONAL HR IN HOSPITALITY CONFERENCE IN LAS VEGAS

Shaw Valenza partners Jennifer Shaw and Greg Valenza presented "Four Legal Trends You Cannot Ignore" on March 19, 2008, at the National HR in Hospitality Conference in Las Vegas. Over 100 senior human resources professionals heard Jennifer and Greg address timely issues such as the use of electronic technology in recruiting, new trends in immigration law, and balancing affirmative action and diversity obligations under anti-discrimination laws. Human Resource Executive Online published an article about the presentation.

19 February 2008

GREG VALENZA QUOTED IN IN-HOUSE COUNSEL ARTICLE

Greg Valenza was quoted in an In-House Counsel article regarding a ruling on California privilege.

18 February 2008

JENNIFER SHAW QUOTED IN THE SACRAMENTO BUSINESS TIMES REGARDING EMPLOYER RECORDKEEPING REQUIREMENTS

Jennifer Shaw was quoted in the Sacramento Business Journal regarding employer recordkeeping requirements.

1 February 2008

SHAW VALENZA LLP WELCOMES SHANE ANDERIES
Shaw Valenza LLP is pleased to welcome Shane Anderies to our San Francisco office.

24 January 2008

SHAW VALENZA LLP PARTNER GREG VALENZA PREVAILS AT CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT
The California Supreme Court decided in Ross v. Ragingwire Telecommunications, Inc. that the Fair Employment and Housing Act does not require employers to "reasonably accommodate" medical marijuana use. Read more...

20 December 2007

RECORD TURNOUT ATTENDED SHAW VALENZA'S 2007 LEGAL UPDATE IN SAN FRANCISCO AND SACRAMENTO
Shaw Valenza conducted two legal update sessions for its clients and friends. Founding partners Jennifer Shaw and Greg Valenza conducted the Sacramento program on December 3; the San Francisco presentation occurred on December 4. The Firm is proud to announce that 153 attendees participated this year, an outstanding turnout. Read more...

22 May 2007

JENNIFER BROWN SHAW QUOTED IN MONSTER.COM ARTICLE
Jennifer Brown Shaw was quoted in an article in Monster.com regarding employers' use of credit reports in the hiring process.

13 April 2007

GREG VALENZA QUOTED IN INSIDE COUNSEL MAGAZINE
Greg Valenza was quoted in the May issue of Inside Counsel magazine.

13 April 2007

SHAW VALENZA BEGINS PUBLISHING A MONTHLY ARTICLE IN THE SAN FRANCISCO DAILY JOURNAL
Starting in April 2007, D. Gregory Valenza will co-author a monthly column in the San Francisco Daily Journal.

13 April 2007

SAHRA VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH
On February 28, 2007, the Sacramento Area Human Resources Association (SAHRA) awarded Jennifer Brown Shaw with the Volunteer of the Month award.

23 February 2007

NO GLASS CEILING
Shaw Valenza and the Sacramento legal community's "No Glass Ceiling" task force celebrates The Bee for valuing gender diversity and including women in executive leadership positions.

17 February 2007

GREG VALENZA QUOTED IN BUSINESS INSURANCE ARTICLE

Greg Valenza was quoted in a Business Insurance article regarding the effects of the 2-1 ruling by a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco in Betty Dukes vs. Wal-Mart Inc.

8 November 2006

LOCAL ELECTED AND AGENCY OFFICIALS TAKE ETHICS TRAINING
Every elected and local agency official in California must take ethics training before Jan. 1, 2007, except members of the state legislature. Her revelation of the legislature's exemption of its members drew ethics trainer Jennifer Brown Shaw big laughs from the 115 local officials and board members who gathered at Jensen Hall on Oct. 17 and 18 to take the training mandated by Assembly Bill 1234.

1 October 2006

SHAW VALENZA ANNOUNCES NEW HIRES AND NEW SAN FRANCISCO LOCATION
Shaw Valenza is pleased to announce that Carolyn G. Burnette has joined the firm as a partner, and Matthew J. Norfleet has joined the firm as an associate.

4 August 2006

BIG FISH, SMALL POND
Attorneys with expertise in employment law break away from large firm to form small practice where they're in control.

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