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Courtney  de Groof

Associate | Sacramento

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cdegroof@lozanosmith.com
Tel: 916.329.7433
Fax: 916.329.9050
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Overview

Courtney de Groof is an Associate in Lozano Smith's Sacramento office. She assists her public agency clients with issues related to labor and employment.

Experience

Ms. de Groof represents public employers in various aspects of employment law, including claims of workplace harassment, discrimination, and retaliation, whistleblower complaints, and wage and hour violations. She is skilled in drafting pleadings, discovery, and motions, including demurrers, motions in limine and discovery motions.

She works closely with clients to develop litigation strategy, including evaluating liability, and conducts witness interviews and factual investigations, while reporting case activity and making recommendations directly to clients.

As a law clerk for a public agency, she assisted attorneys in a wide range of legal practice areas, including labor and employment, environmental law, land use, intellectual property, and regulatory compliance. She also researched and prepared memoranda analyzing specific legal issues involving the Political Reform Act, the Public Records Act, the Brown Act, public agency powers and authorities, accommodations and leaves of absence, public contracting and prevailing wage law.

Education

Ms. de Groof earned her J.D. from the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, and received her B.A. in English from California State University, Sacramento.

California Recognizes “Nonbinary” Gender Category And Requires Certain State Agencies To Collect Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity Data

By: Gabriela FlowersCourtney de Groof-

April 2019Number 22The California Legislature recently passed legislation, taking effect in 2018 and 2019, making it easier for individuals to change their gender identity on official documents, adding a new gender identity option to certain forms of identification and vital records, and requiring certain state and local agencies to change data collection practices so that gender identity is more accurately accounted for in demographic data.Assembly Bill (AB) 677: Sexual Orientation and Gende...