Samantha Grant is a partner in Sheppard Mullin’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. She effectively and efficiently represents employers in administrative, arbitration, and trial proceedings in a wide variety of matters including single-plaintiff and class action discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour cases, as well as breach of contract, fraud, defamation, trade secret, covenants not to compete, and unfair competition cases. Samantha’s industry, client, and substantive knowledge also make her adept at proactively advising her clients on litigation avoidance strategies, providing thoughtful advice and counseling on local, state and federal compliance matters and conducting effective management and workforce training. The insight and experience she gained while on a two-year secondment, as in-house employment counsel for a Fortune 50 company, was invaluable in her becoming a particularly pragmatic and strategic outside counsel.
Samantha is the Chair Elect of the ABA’s Section of Labor and Employment Law, Vice Chair of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s Advisory Board, a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and a Sustaining Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. She frequently speaks and writes on developments in the law on subject matters related to labor and employment, alternative dispute resolution, diversity and inclusion, and ethics. Among other accolades, the Daily Journal has named her to its lists of “Top Labor & Employment Lawyers in California” and “Top Women Litigators in California” and the Los Angeles Business Journal has recognized her as one of the “Most Influential Minority Lawyers.” Samantha received her Honors B.A. from the University of Toronto and her J.D. from UCLA School of Law.