Guy N. Halgren

Guy N. Halgren: Attorney with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP AV stamp icon
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Guy Halgren is in the firm's San Diego office and is Chairman of the firm's Executive Committee. Since Guy 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 Brussels, Century City, Chicago, Dallas, London, New York, North County San Diego, Palo Alto, Seoul, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.


•Best Lawyer in America, Best Lawyers, 2018-2019
•San Diego Super Lawyer, 2015-2019
•Recipient of Sheppard Mullin's Fifth Annual Diversity & Inclusion Award, 2014
•Law Firm Leader of the Year, Daily Journal, 2011
•Innovative Managing Partner, Law360, 2010
•Managing Partner A-List, Los Angeles Daily Journal, 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

Media Mentions

•Sheppard Mullin Posts 27th Straight Year of Revenue Growth
The Recorder , February 23, 2018
•The 200-Partner Tour: Reducing Lateral Risk The Old-Fashioned Way
The American Lawyer , January 28, 2018
•Sheppard Mullin's Gross Revenue Growth Continues
The Recorder , March 1, 2017
•Law Firm Elects The Same Guy as Chair for the Sixth Time
Bloomberg BNA Big Law Business , April 15, 2016
•Sheppard Culled Laterals From Out-of-State Firms
Daily Journal , September 4, 2014
•California Powerhouse: Sheppard Mullin
Law360 , July 30, 2014
•Regional Law Firms Discover Success in Lateral Market
Daily Journal , March 20, 2013
•Creating a 'Lateral Float' to Success
Featuring Chairman of the Firm Guy Halgren
Daily Journal , February 9, 2011
•Innovative Managing Partner
Sheppard Mullin's Halgren
Law360 , June 18, 2010
•Managing Partner A-List
Featuring Chairman of the Firm Guy Halgren
Los Angeles Daily Journal , June 24, 2009
•Midsized Maneuvers: Rate Pressures Bring Laterals Running
The Recorder , June 17, 2009
•The Constant Gardener, Nurturing Growth of a Different Kind
Los Angeles Daily Journal , June 10, 2009
•Sheppard Mullin Chair Keeps Firm Happy, Growing
San Diego Transcript , December 31, 2008
•Guy Halgren, Sheppard Mullin Chair, Featured in San Diego Business Journal Executive Profile
February 21, 2005

Areas of Practice (7)

  • International Reach
  • Korea
  • Labor and Employment
  • Labor and Employment Counseling
  • Wage and Hour Regulations
  • Labor and Employment Litigation
  • Wage and Hour Class Actions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
619.338.6605  Phone
619.234.3815  Fax
University Attended:
University of California, Davis, B.A., with honors, 1977
Law School Attended:
University of California, Los Angeles, J.D., Graduated fifth in his class, Order of the Coif, 1984
Year of First Admission:
1984, California


•Member, The Wall Street Journal CEO Council, 2018-2019


Peer Reviews

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