The Los Angeles Business Journal has honored McGuireWoods partner Sabrina A. Beldner in its inaugural “Leaders of Influence – Labor & Trial Attorneys” publication.
Beldner chairs McGuireWoods’ national Labor & Employment Department and is the driving force behind the firm’s highly successful California employment law practice. Clients nationwide seek her out as go-to counsel for high-stakes discrimination, wage-and-hour, and traditional labor litigation. Beldner represents management in collective-bargaining negotiations, grievance arbitrations, unfair labor practice proceedings and at trial before the National Labor Relations Board.
In addition to leading the firm’s Labor & Employment Department, Beldner recently concluded an impactful term as chair of McGuireWoods’ LGBTQ+ Lawyers Network and she has developed and led high-profile firm diversity initiatives. She sits on the firm’s Los Angeles recruiting committee; mentors law students through the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity; and serves as a pro bono partner to a nonprofit that improves food quality in public schools.
“I could not achieve this type of honor without the collaboration and incredible support of my colleagues in the Labor & Employment Department, for whom I am so grateful,” Beldner said. “And, such an accolade is of course not possible without our valued clients. At McGuireWoods, we know clients have a panoply of choices in outside counsel, and we never, ever take that for granted.”
Among her recent honors, the Daily Journal named Beldner to its list of “Top Labor & Employment Lawyers” for 2022, the second consecutive year she has been recognized as one of California’s most accomplished attorneys in her practice area. She also was named Labor & Employment Lawyer of the Year in the “2022 Women in Business Law Awards: Americas,” presented by Euromoney’s Legal Media Group. And for the third consecutive year, Lawdragon recently named Beldner one of its “500 Leading Corporate Employment Lawyers.”
McGuireWoods’ Labor & Employment Department earned nationwide recognition in the 2022 edition of the Chambers USA guide and received a national Tier 1 ranking in the 2022 edition of U.S. News-Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms.”