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Former GHS Partner Dolores Atencio to Receive 2024 ABA Margaret Brent Award

Former GHS Partner Dolores Atencio selected to Receive the Prestigious 2024 ABA Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award The American Bar Association recently announced the winners of this year’s 2024 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement awards. To our delight, among them, was former Garcia Hernandez Sawhney, LLP partner – Dolores [...]

Former GHS Partner Dolores Atencio to Receive 2024 ABA Margaret Brent Award2024-04-09T02:17:01+00:00

In Memory of Peter Janiak

Peter Alexander Janiak of Willits, California passed away on May 26, 2023 of heart failure. Peter was born in Hawaii to Alexander Janiak and Delphine Janiak (neé D’Araújo). He was the eldest of five children. In the early 1950’s his family moved to Oakland, California where he graduated from Bishop O’Dowd High [...]

In Memory of Peter Janiak2023-10-02T17:47:15+00:00

Sending our collective Congratulations to Superintendent Dr. Deborah Flores

Congratulations to Dr. Deborah Flores on her well-deserved retirement as Superintendent of the Gilroy Unified School District. She has the longest tenure of any Superintendent in Santa Clara County and a string of recognitions, including Superintendent of the year a few years ago. Garcia Hernández Sawhney is proud of having served as [...]

Sending our collective Congratulations to Superintendent Dr. Deborah Flores2023-02-23T21:48:17+00:00

GHS’s Founder Bonny Garcia and Partner Janet Ly Recently Appointed

We are excited to share that GHS’s Founder Bonny Garcia and Partner Janet Ly have recently been appointed to serve as South Baylo University’s President and Vice President/General Counsel, respectively.Bonny and Janet have extensive experience in providing general counsel and executive services to educational institutions, including K-12 districts and post-secondary institutions. On May [...]

GHS’s Founder Bonny Garcia and Partner Janet Ly Recently Appointed2023-04-19T20:58:27+00:00

HNBA Recognition for GHS Founding Partner Mary Hernandez

September 29, 2021: At the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Annual 2021 Conference, HNBA President Elia Diaz-Yaeger announced that the HNBA President’s Award would be given “to two amazing women and past HNBA presidents, Dolores Atencio and Mary Hernández,” who were instrumental in the implementation and overwhelming success of the HNBA's Department of [...]

HNBA Recognition for GHS Founding Partner Mary Hernandez2023-02-23T20:32:23+00:00

Student Discipline in Online Learning Environments

Authors: Leah Smith; Martin Vigodnier As schools continue to be closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many teachers have relied on online learning environments to educate students. However, some students have resorted to trolling behaviors, including “zoombombing” online classes. “Zoombombing” refers to the unwanted intrusion of an online environment that causes disruption. [...]

Student Discipline in Online Learning Environments2023-02-23T22:14:44+00:00

Attorney Laura Berzins Joins Garcia Hernández Sawhney, LLP

Garcia Hernández Sawhney, LLP welcomes Laura Berzins as the newest member of our Education Law practice. Ms. Berzins joins us with substantial experience assisting clients with transactional matters, including facility acquisition, mergers and governance matters. With a Masters Degree in Education from Teachers College at Columbia University, she also has substantial experience [...]

Attorney Laura Berzins Joins Garcia Hernández Sawhney, LLP2023-04-19T21:17:42+00:00

Civil Rights Attorney Katherine Riggs Joins Garcia Hernández Sawhney, LLP

Garcia Hernández Sawhney, LLP welcomes KATIE RIGGS as Of Counsel. Ms. Riggs comes to GHS after a long and distinguished career that includes over 30 years with the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights in San Francisco, California. Katie’s experience at OCR includes handling complex civil rights compliance reviews and [...]

Civil Rights Attorney Katherine Riggs Joins Garcia Hernández Sawhney, LLP2023-04-19T21:18:08+00:00

Partner Geoffrey Tong Joins Garcia Hernández Sawhney, LLP

Mr. Geoffrey Tong joined the litigation team at GHS and will lead the Firm’s new insurance litigation team. Mr. Tong has substantial experience in “Bad Faith” litigation as well as various other complex litigation, including handling contract and business disputes, marketing and sales, unfair competition, compliance, coverage under life, disability, property, commercial, [...]

Partner Geoffrey Tong Joins Garcia Hernández Sawhney, LLP2023-04-19T21:18:28+00:00

We’re Excited to Welcome Senior Counsel Alex Sears to Our Team

At Garcia Hernández Sawhney, LLP, we are excited to welcome Alex Sears to our education law practice and litigation team as our newest attorney in our Alameda office. Mr. Sears is experienced in both federal and state courts. He also assists clients to resolve disputes through arbitration and mediation. Before Joining Garcia [...]

We’re Excited to Welcome Senior Counsel Alex Sears to Our Team2023-04-19T21:19:03+00:00
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