Sabrina Beldner > McGuireWoods LLP > Los Angeles, United States > Lawyer Profile

McGuireWoods LLP
LOS ANGELES, CA 90067-1501
United States


As chair of the firm’s labor and employment practice, Sabrina represents employers in all aspects of traditional labor law and employment-related litigation. Her broad practice consists of representing employers in wage and hour class, collective and representative actions and state and federal litigation of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, FMLA/CFRA, ERISA, Unruh Act and unfair competition/trade secret claims.

In unionized settings, Sabrina has obtained favorable results representing management in collective-bargaining negotiations, labor arbitrations and in unfair labor practice proceedings before the Region and at trial before the National Labor Relations Board. She also works with and advises management on union avoidance, union campaigns and collective-bargaining issues.

Sabrina has extensive experience and has obtained favorable results representing clients in mediations, arbitrations, administrative proceedings, and at trial, and she regularly provides advice and counsel on discipline, discharge, reduction in force, leave and accommodation issues. Sabrina also conducts management training on the prevention of unlawful employment practices and drafts and advises employers on employee handbooks, employment policies, and employment agreements.

Sabrina is an active LCLD mentor, and her past community involvement has included volunteering for numerous LGBTQ+ organizations. Sabrina also serves on McGuireWoods’ Diversity & Inclusion Committee and is the former chair of the firm’s LGBTQ+ Lawyers Network.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Labor and employment > Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

McGuireWoods LLP is noted for its ability to act on a range of labor and employment issues for its clients in the health, energy and technology sectors. The practice represents these clients in wage and hour disputes, discrimination matters, and transitional arrangements for senior executives. The practice is led by Los Angeles-based Sabrina Beldner, with experience in discrimination and wage and hour litigation. Also featured in the team are IP-specialist Rodney Satterwhite and Dana Rust in Virginia; the latter has over 30 years of experience in litigation and labor negotiations. Also in Virginia, associate John Thomas focuses on trade secrets and restrictive covenant disputes.