- Sacramento County Bar Association, Employment Law Section
916-446-2300, Ext. 3010
Practice Area(s): Business and Commercial Litigation, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, Labor and Employment
Shawn Joost’s practice is focused primarily on employment law, including defending employers in civil litigation and administrative actions; providing advice and counsel on employment law issues; training employees; and drafting employment policies. In addition, she represents clients in business and commercial litigation. She has nearly fifteen-years of experience in complex litigation, including employment, business, real estate, trade secrets, and class actions.
In her litigation practice, Shawn represents clients in court, administrative and alternative dispute resolution proceedings.
In her counseling practice, Shawn advises companies in all areas of employment law including employment classification, employee termination, leave decisions, wage and hour matters and drafting effective and enforceable employment policies, and executive employment agreements.
In addition to her extensive legal career with highly-respected California firms, Shawn brings several years of experience as an Executive Director and Senior Manager with non-profit organizations, spanning the fields of legal services, education, and health. Her experience directing these organizations provides a unique and valuable perspective on the real-world business issues faced by her clients.
Shawn received her Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. During law school, she was awarded the Order of the Coif as well as American Jurisprudence Awards in Civil and Criminal Procedure. She also served as a Note Editor on the Hastings Law Journal. Shawn graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
J.D., magna cum laude, 1990, Order of the Coif
University of California, Berkeley
B.A., Political Science, 1985