Hayley Singer Grunvald

Hayley Singer Grunvald: Attorney with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP


Hayley Grunvald is a special counsel in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm's San Diego (Del Mar) office.

Areas of Practice

Hayley Grunvald has extensive experience handling ADA access cases under both federal and California state accessibility standards. Her industry ADA access experience includes all of the following types of facilities: grocery stores, retailers, restaurants, amusement parks, convenience stores, apartment complexes and shopping malls. Her practice focuses not only on all aspects of litigation but includes accessibility consulting, advising on landlord/tenant disputes regarding responsibility for common area accessibility issues, implementation of policies and procedures to educate and train employees about accessibility laws, handling communication with state agencies to facilitate obtaining permits and hardship waivers for accessibility remediations and responding to Department of Justice and State Attorney General investigations.

Ms. Grunvald's practice also encompasses various types of employment litigation, wage and hour class action lawsuits, discrimination, wrongful termination, and retaliation. She also counsels clients with various employment matters, including drafting employment agreements, wage and hour compliance, immigration compliance, training and I-9 issues.


•Received a scholarship for academic merit both at California Western School of Law and as an undergraduate at the University of Minnesota
•Received All Big Ten Academic honors and received the Top Five award for possessing the highest GPA among women's Division I athletes at the University of Minnesota


•Judicial law clerk to the Honorable Barbara L. Major at the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, January 2004 to August 2005
•Judicial extern to the Honorable James F. Stiven at the United States District Court for the Southern District of California


Labor & Employment Law Blog Articles

• No Brinker Decision Yet But Another Favorable Meal And Rest Break Decision For Employers, May 12, 2011
• Employees' Expectations of Privacy Limited When Using Company-Issued Electronic Devices, June 23, 2010
• National Labor Relations Board Cannot Make Decisions With Only Two Board Members, June 23, 2010
• Employers Should Be Careful In Defining Holiday Premium Pay , June 12, 2008
• Employers Beware - Violence at Work is Everyone's Problem , May 30, 2007
• Caution: Take a Second look at Your Independent Contractors , May 22, 2007


•Retail's Top 5 Legal Trends & Issues Webinar
May 9, 2019
•Labor and Employment Law: Mid-Year Update 2008 - San Diego
Breakfast With Your Labor Lawyer
San Diego Marriott Mission Valley , September 23, 2008

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Labor and Employment

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
858.720.7410  Phone
858.523.6727  Fax
University Attended:
University of Minnesota, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 2000
Law School Attended:
California Western School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2003; Editor in Chief and member from 2000 to 2003 of the California Western Law Review; member of the Women's Cross Country and Track and Field teams from 1996 to 2000, captain of the Cross Country team in the 1999-2000 season
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California; 2003, California

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