Final Version of Title IX Regulations Released

By: Lise Ström and Kattie Riggs They’re here! On Friday, April 19, 2024, the Department of Education (“Department”) released the final version of the Title IX regulations.[1] With an effective date of August 1, 2024, educational institutions will have only a short time to revise their Board policies and codes of conduct, and [...]

Final Version of Title IX Regulations Released2024-04-24T17:42:17+00:00

Congratulations to New Partner, Ana Gallegos

San Diego, California - Garcia Hernández Sawhney, LLP is proud to announce the promotion of Ana Gallegos to join the ranks of the firm’s partners. Los Angeles Office Ana Gallegos, Partner Ana Gallegos joined the firm’s Los Angeles area office in September 2019. Ana is a member of the Firm’s public law, [...]

Congratulations to New Partner, Ana Gallegos2024-03-21T19:41:42+00:00

Congratulations to New Partner, Laura Berzins

San Diego, California - Garcia Hernández Sawhney, LLP is proud to announce the promotion of Laura Berzins to join the ranks of the firm’s partners. San Francisco Bay Area Office Laura Berzins, Partner Laura Berzins joined the firm’s San Francisco Bay Area office in February 2020. She joined the firm’s Education Law [...]

Congratulations to New Partner, Laura Berzins2024-03-21T19:51:40+00:00

Congratulations to New Equity Partner, Janet Ly

Garcia Hernández Sawhney, LLP  is proud to announce its newest equity partner, Janet Ly! Los Angeles Office Janet Ly, Equity Partner Janet Ly joined the firm’s Los Angeles area office in July 2016. Janet is an experienced litigator who provides general counsel services to both public and private sector employers. Her practice [...]

Congratulations to New Equity Partner, Janet Ly2024-03-06T19:01:09+00:00

GHS Applauds Partner Thuy Nguyen

GHS Applauds Partner Thuy Nguyen for authoring a report that was recently published by the Race and Equity Center at the University of Southern California!  The report provides guidance on how California community colleges (with many applicable sections for public K12 schools and other public agencies) can still make progress on racial equity [...]

GHS Applauds Partner Thuy Nguyen2024-03-06T17:49:26+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

GHS Wins Landmark Victory for Napa Valley Unified School District Supporting Local Control

Garcia Hernandez Sawhney, LLP, lead counsel for Napa Valley Unified School District, prevailed in the the landmark case of NVUSD v. California State Board of Education in Sacramento Superior Court. See details of NVUSD’s resounding victory and a link to the Court’s ruling in NVUSD’s press release below. Garcia Hernández Sawhney, LLP [...]

GHS Wins Landmark Victory for Napa Valley Unified School District Supporting Local Control2024-03-04T22:17:38+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

Conor Kennedy Recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer and Rising Star

Garcia Hernández Sawhney, LLP is pleased to share the news that Conor Kennedy has been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star in the area of Schools & Education Law. According to Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, annual Rising Stars selections factor in a survey of lawyers, an independent research [...]

Conor Kennedy Recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer and Rising Star2023-04-19T21:00:06+00:00

Congratulations to New Partners, Lawrence Joe and Conor Kennedy

Garcia Hernández Sawhney, LLP is proud to announce its newest partners Lawrence S. Joe and Conor Kennedy. Lawrence and Conor formally became partners in the firm effective January 1, 2021. “We are so proud of Lawrence and Conor. They exemplify the first-rate heart and first-rate mind criteria that our firm requires of [...]

Congratulations to New Partners, Lawrence Joe and Conor Kennedy2023-10-02T18:04:21+00:00
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