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January 2019

Beatriz Berumen Appointed to Assistant Managing Partner of Sacramento Office

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani has appointed Beatriz Berumen to Assistant Office Managing Partner of the firm’s Sacramento office. Berumen will work with Office Managing Partner Kathy Rhoads and others on the management team. Adhering to the firm’s culture of diversity and inclusion among its leadership, Berumen joins the ranks of office management nationwide. At present, half of the firm’s offices are led by a woman or diverse managing or assistant managing partner.

"Beatriz has taken on multiple leadership roles at the firm," said Rhoads. "She has proven herself to be an exceptional role model, firm citizen and overall great partner."

"I am truly looking forward to my new role and continuing my work for the Sacramento office and the firm," said Berumen.

Beatriz Berumen is a member of the Employment Law practice group. Berumen defends employers in employment litigation, such as claims for wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, and FMLA/CFRA violations. Berumen represents clients in federal and state court and before administrative agencies, including the EEOC, DFEH, DLSE, and the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. Berumen has also defended clients in private arbitrations, mediations and conciliations. In addition to her litigation practice, Berumen has extensive experience advising employers on personnel matters, addressing questions pertaining to privacy rights, leaves of absence, requests for accommodations, severance agreements and other workplace issues. She has presented at various seminars on employment-related topics. Berumen is fluent in Spanish.

Opened in 2002 by Managing Partner Kathy Rhoads, the Sacramento office has established itself as a strong competitor in Sacramento's legal market. The Capitol office is home to attorneys with comprehensive experience in a variety of practice areas including healthcare, employment, commercial litigation and transactions, products liability, construction, real estate, professional liability defense, drug & medical device, and environmental/toxic tort.  Sacramento lawyers have successfully represented local and national employment clients through trial and also specialize in long term care defense cases including elder abuse, neglect, regulatory investigations and administrative appeals. High profile catastrophic product liability and professional liability cases are also handled by our lawyers. The Sacramento office is committed to the local legal community as well as diversity and plays an active role in the State Bar and Gordon and Rees’ Diversity Programs. 

Gordon & Rees is a national litigation and business transactions firm with offices across the United States. Our lawyers provide full service representation to public and private companies ranging from the Fortune 500 to start-ups. Founded in 1974, Gordon & Rees is recognized among the fastest growing and largest law firms in the country. Additionally, in 2018 Law360 ranked the firm among the top 40 largest U.S. firms and The American Lawyer ranked the firm among the top 45 on its Diversity Scorecard.

Beatriz Berumen