Greg has substantial experience in litigating civil disputes in federal and state courts and in private arbitrations. With co-counsel Robert S. Chapman, he obtained a $900,000 jury award in favor of the owner of show-jumping horses against his broker/trainer who was found to have committed fraud and breached fiduciary duties by “flipping” horses, i.e., purchasing a horse and immediately re-selling the horse to a client for multiples of the purchase price.
Sonya has extensive experience counseling employers and employees in a wide variety of employment matters and in conducting investigations of workplace issues. She also litigates employment matters representing both employers and employees, including single-plaintiff FEHA claims and single-plaintiff and class and representative action wage and hour claims in state and federal court, as well as administrative claims with the DFEH, EEOC, and the Department of Industrial Relations. Sonya has represented clients large and small, from Fortune 100 companies to start ups, in many industries including hospitality, medical, retail, property management, food and beverage, manufacturing, construction, and senior living. Sonya has also successfully mediated dozens of employment disputes, including FEHA, wage and hour, breach of contract, and privacy actions, as well as personal injury disputes.