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Sara Church Reese

Senior Counsel

(415) 875-4263
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San Francisco
275 Battery Street
Suite 2000
San Francisco, CA 94111


Sacramento
655 University Avenue
Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95825


Education

J.D., Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley, 1982

  • Moot Court Board member
  • American Jurisprudence Award (Am. Jur.) in Torts
  • Award for Excellent Achievement in Oral Advocacy

Yale Law School, Visiting Student, 1981-1982

B.A., highest honors, University of California at Davis, 1979

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Political Science Departmental Honors Citation
  • Phi Kappa Phi

Clerkships

The Honorable Warren E. Eginton, U.S. District Judge, U.S. Courthouse, Bridgeport, CT

Sara Reese is a member of the Employment practice group of Gordon & Rees.  She has held in-house litigation counsel positions at Macy’s Inc., E&J Gallo Winery, and Southern California Edison Company.  Her practice focuses on employment law, workplace investigations, litigation strategy, dispute resolution, and employee training.

Ms. Reese has extensive experience managing employment litigation, including multiple wage-and-hour class actions, as well as representing clients in proceedings before the EEOC, DFEH and other government agencies.  She assists clients with the defense of suits involving sexual and racial harassment, racial and gender-based discrimination, ADA violations, FMLA violations, and other statutory and common law claims. 

Ms. Reese has designed and conducted training on litigation prevention, harassment and discrimination, and how to conduct investigations.  She regularly drafts policies, procedures, compliance manuals, releases and other employee communications. 

Admissions

California
Connecticut

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Contact

(415) 875-4263

sreese@grsm.com


Offices

San Francisco

Sacramento

Education

J.D., Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley, 1982

  • Moot Court Board member
  • American Jurisprudence Award (Am. Jur.) in Torts
  • Award for Excellent Achievement in Oral Advocacy

Yale Law School, Visiting Student, 1981-1982

B.A., highest honors, University of California at Davis, 1979

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Political Science Departmental Honors Citation
  • Phi Kappa Phi

Clerkships

The Honorable Warren E. Eginton, U.S. District Judge, U.S. Courthouse, Bridgeport, CT

Sara Church Reese

Senior Counsel

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Biography

Sara Reese is a member of the Employment practice group of Gordon & Rees.  She has held in-house litigation counsel positions at Macy’s Inc., E&J Gallo Winery, and Southern California Edison Company.  Her practice focuses on employment law, workplace investigations, litigation strategy, dispute resolution, and employee training.

Ms. Reese has extensive experience managing employment litigation, including multiple wage-and-hour class actions, as well as representing clients in proceedings before the EEOC, DFEH and other government agencies.  She assists clients with the defense of suits involving sexual and racial harassment, racial and gender-based discrimination, ADA violations, FMLA violations, and other statutory and common law claims. 

Ms. Reese has designed and conducted training on litigation prevention, harassment and discrimination, and how to conduct investigations.  She regularly drafts policies, procedures, compliance manuals, releases and other employee communications. 

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