Governor Gavin Newsom Appoints Gabriel Sandoval to California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council

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October 25, 2019

Cerritos, Calif.—Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo (AALRR) is pleased to announce that Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed Gabriel Sandoval, a partner in AALRR’s statewide education and public entity labor and employment law practice groups, to the Fair Employment and Housing Council.  

The Council promulgates regulations that implement California employment and housing anti-discrimination laws, including regulations on  national origin, disability, sex, and religious discrimination, harassment prevention, discriminatory land use practices,  consideration of criminal history in employment decisions, and retaliation.  The Council is also charged with responsibility of conducting inquiries and holding hearings on civil rights issues facing our state. 

Mr. Sandoval remarked, “I am honored and grateful to serve in the Governor Newsom Administration as a member of the Fair Employment and Housing Council.  I look forward to working with my fellow Councilmembers to address issues of equity in the workplace and housing for the benefit of all Californians.”  Other Councilmembers include Chair Chaya Mandelbaum, Dale Brodsky, Tim Iglesias, Joseph Ortiz, and Dara Schur. 

Mark Palin, AALRR’s Managing Partner, commented, “We are proud of Gabriel’s gubernatorial appointment to such a critically important post focused on civil rights protections in California, which continues his distinguished record of public service.”

About Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

With 40 years of unwavering commitment to client service, AALRR is one of California’s leading law firms. Our diverse team brings a seasoned perspective to California’s complex legal landscape for public and private entities, with particular strength in the areas of educationlabor and employmentconstructioncomplex litigationcorporate, taxation, and white collar law. Our public sector clients include more than 400 K-12 school districts, community college districts and universities, as well as cities, counties and special districts. We also represent diverse business entities, from small, family-run businesses to publicly traded corporations. At 195 lawyers and growing, AALRR has nine offices in CerritosFresnoIrvineMarinPasadena, PleasantonRiversideSacramento and San Diego to serve our clients throughout California. For more information about AALRR, visit our website at and sign up for our blogs, EdLawConnect, CA Public Pensions Law, Business Law JournalLabor & Employment Law, and Labor Relations Law.


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