Irvine, CA 92618
Sharon Ormond is a Partner in the Irvine office. She represents California public sector employers in labor relations and personnel matters. She has almost 20 years’ experience handling cases including certificated and classified discipline, reductions in force, unfair practice charges, contract grievances, and the investigation and defense of discrimination, harassment, whistleblower, and retaliation claims. Her practice also includes advice and counsel in First Amendment, search and seizure, and privacy rights; wage and hour compliance; leaves of absence; disability accommodations; and compliance with the Brown Act and the California Public Records Act. Ms. Ormond chairs the firm’s Education Law Technology group and is a member of the firm’s wage and hour and Title IX groups.
Ms. Ormond regularly represents employers before the Office of Administrative Hearings, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Public Employment Relations Board, office of the California Labor Commissioner, and in federal and state courts. In one such case, she helped a public university secure a 12-0 jury verdict in its favor in a case of alleged discrimination and retaliation.
Ms. Ormond received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science (Public Law emphasis) from the University of California at Los Angeles, and her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Whittier College School of Law, where she was a Lead Articles Editor for the Whittier Law Review and a Dean’s Merit Scholar. During law school, Ms. Ormond interned for Justice Earl Johnson, Jr. in the California Court of Appeal.
Publications and Speaking Engagements
Ms. Ormond conducts workshops and training sessions for public education agencies and professional associations, including ACSA, CASBO, ACHRO, ACCCA, WACUBO and CISOA, on a variety of employment and education law issues, including investigations, technology use issues, and Title IX compliance. Ms. Ormond is a senior trainer for the FRISK® Documentation Model. She also assisted with developing AALRR’s ePROOF© materials for investigating technology incidents, and serves as an ePROOF© trainer. She is a frequent contributor to the firm’s many publications and blog.