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Los Angeles, CA

Samantha C. Grant

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP


    Samantha C. Grant is a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in Sheppard Mullin’s Century City office.

    Areas of Practice

    Samantha represents employers in administrative, arbitration and trial proceedings in labor and employment matters, including single-plaintiff, class and collective actions. She has extensive experience litigating discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, breach of contract, fraud, defamation, trade secret, covenants not to compete, and unfair competition cases, among others. She also advises clients on litigation avoidance strategies and local, state and federal compliance matters, as well as conducts 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 outside counsel.


    Employment Law Trailblazer, National Law Journal, 2021

    Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyers, Lawdragon, 2020-2022

    Top 100 Lawyers in California, Daily Journal, 2020

    Top Women Attorneys in LA, Los Angeles Business Journal, 2020

    Labor and Employment Star – California, Benchmark Litigation, 2020-2022

    Pro Bono Award, UCLA School of Law, 2019

    Thought Leader, Labour & Employment, Who’s Who Legal, 2018-2019

    Who’s Who Legal: Labour & Employment, Who’s Who Legal, 2013-2018

    Labor and Employment, Legal 500, 2018

    Most Influential Minority Lawyers, Los Angeles Business Journal, 2016

    Diversity Leader Award, Profiles in Diversity Journal, 2016

    Most Powerful and Influential Women of California, California Diversity Council, 2012

    Presidential Award, National Bar Association, 2012

    “Attorney Spotlight” Profile, California Minority Counsel Program E-Newsletter, January/February 2011

    Top Labor & Employment Lawyers in California, Daily Journal, 2011

    Southern California Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2005-2010

    California’s Top Women Litigators, Daily Journal, 2007

    “10 Up and Coming African American Lawyers to Watch,” Diversity & the Bar by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, 2007

    Rising Legal Star, LA Focus, 2007

    Black Law Students Association Alumni Achievement Award, UCLA School of Law, 2007

    “One to Watch” in the labor and employment field, Daily Journal, 2006


    Chair, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association

    Vice Chair, Advisory Board, Minority Corporate Counsel Association

    Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

    Member, United States District Court Central District of California’s Merit Selection Panel

    Board Member, Constitutional Rights Foundation

    Executive Committee, Litigation Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association

    Sustaining Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation

    Member, American Employment Law Council

    Elections Committee, National Bar Association, 2017-2019

    Commissioner, Commission on Women in the Profession, American Bar Association, 2015-2018

    Board Member, Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association, 2015-2018

    Co-Chair, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee, American Bar Association, 2016-2018

    Council Member, Council for Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Educational Pipeline, American Bar Association, 2014-2015

    Nominations Committee, National Bar Association, 2012-2014

    Board of Governors, National Bar Association, 2012-2013

    President, Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Inc., 2011-2012

    Attorney Admission Fund Board, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2009-2012

    Executive Committee, Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, 2010-2012

    Co-Chair, Central District Delegation of Lawyer Representatives to the Ninth Circuit, 2008-2009

    Lawyer Representative, Central District Delegation of Lawyer Representatives to the Ninth Circuit, 2006-2009

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