Cynthia S. Sandoval: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Cynthia S. Sandoval

Newport Beach,  CA  U.S.A.
Phone(949) 885-1360

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Practice Areas

  • Privacy
  • Management and Employee Training
  • e-Communication and Data Security
University University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., Business Economics, 1993
Law SchoolGolden Gate University, J.D., 1997 Associate Editor: Law Review, and a Merit Scholar
Admitted1997, California; 1998, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Northern Districts of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Cynthia S. Sandoval is a Shareholder in the Orange County, California office of Jackson Lewis and serves as co-leader of the firm's Management and Employee Training Practice Group.

She has dedicated her entire legal career to the practice of employment law/litigation. Ms. Sandoval has dealt with various employment issues, including, harassment, discrimination, family medical leave, wage and hour, and breach of contract. She has won numerous summary judgment motions and appeals, including multi-plaintiff litigation. She has also prevailed on motions to compel arbitration. Further, Ms. Sandoval has handled several administrative complaints with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Labor Commissioner. To this end, she has drafted position statements and prepared witnesses for administrative interviews and hearings.

In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Sandoval provides advice and trainings to employers. She counsels employers on their personnel policies including anti-harassment, equal employment opportunity, leave of absence, and vacation policies. Ms. Sandoval also provides training seminars on numerous employment matters including hiring practices, how to avoid wrongful termination, leave issues, wage and hour traps for the unwary, sexual harassment and discrimination (in both English and Spanish). Ms. Sandoval has also served as a guest speaker at the national SHRM and ACC conferences.

Ms. Sandoval received her B.A. in Business Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1993. In 1997, she received her J.D. from Golden Gate University, where she was a Merit Scholar. Ms. Sandoval also served as an Associate Editor of the Golden Gate University Law Review.

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Advising Employers on the Use of Social Media in the Workplace
Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine (February 2012) [Co-Author]


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EEOC Releases Demanding New Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance
Kristin L. Bauer,Lisa M. DeFilippis,Susan F. Desmond,Patricia Anderson Pryor,Cynthia S. Sandoval, August 27, 2014
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s new Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues describes the agency’s view of prohibitions on discrimination against pregnant workers and how the EEOC sees employment laws enacted in the past 30 years, such as the...
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Cynthia S. Sandoval

5000 Birch Street, Suite 5000
Newport BeachCA 92660


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