Guy N. Halgren: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Guy N. Halgren

Partner, Chairman of the Executive Committee
San Diego,  CA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Labor and Employment Counseling
  • Wage and Hour Class Actions
  • Wage and Hour Regulations
  • Labor and Employment Litigation
University University of California, Davis, B.A., with honors, 1977
Law SchoolUniversity of California, Los Angeles, J.D., 1984 Graduated fifth in his class, Order of the Coif
Admitted1984, California


•Past Chair, Committee on Employment Law, Wage and Hour Subcommittee, National Retail Federation

•Past consultant, Continuing Education for the Bar publication Handling a Wrongful Termination Action

•Past Chair, Labor and Employment Law Section, San Diego County Bar Association

•Member, Labor and Employment Law Section, American Bar Association

•Member, Labor and Employment Law Section, California State Bar Association

•Member, Labor and Employment Law Section, San Diego County Bar Association


Guy Halgren is a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm's San Diego office and is Chairman of the firm's Executive Committee. Since Mr. Halgren became Chairman in 2001, Sheppard Mullin has grown strategically to meet the needs of its clients. Under his leadership, the Firm has opened offices in Beijing, Brussels, Century City, Chicago, London, New York, North County San Diego, Palo Alto, Seoul, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.

Areas of Practice

Although Mr. Halgren devotes most of his time to serving as the Firm's Chairman, he continues to practice as a Labor and Employment Partner. He has a special expertise in defending employers in wage and hour class actions.


•Law Firm Leader of the Year, Daily Journal, 2011

•Innovative Managing Partner, Law360, 2010

•Managing Partner A-List, Los Angeles Daily Journal, June 24, 2009

•The Daily Transcript, San Diego's 2009 Top Influentials

•Legal 500 US, Employment Law Counseling, 2007

•Southern California Super Lawyer, 2007-2014


Externed for the Honorable Gordon Thompson, Jr., U.S. District Court Judge, in San Diego during 1983


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Office Information

Guy N. Halgren

501 West Broadway, Nineteenth Floor
San DiegoCA 92101


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