Renee Sanchez

Call: (619) 297-6900


Renee has represented labor unions throughout Southern California and across the United States for over a decade.  Renee exclusively represents labor unions and their members in both the private and public sectors. 

Renee has extensive experience representing clients in labor arbitrations involving discipline and contract interpretation.   She represents clients before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Los Angeles County Employee Relations Commission (ERCOM).  Renee is highly proficient in all areas of traditional labor law.  She also regularly represents clients in litigation before state and federal trial courts.

Renee began her career in northern California as a plaintiff-side civil rights litigator.  Renee has served on the National Executive Committee of the National Lawyers Guild and currently serves on the steering committee of the Labor and Employment Committee of the National Lawyers Guild.  

Prior to her legal career, Renee was a labor organizer with the California Nurses Association (CNA).  Renee left CNA when she was accepted to law school, but returned afterwards to continue her work as a Business Agent, where she represented hundreds of nurses in San Francisco, California. 


Professional Associations

  • Lawyers Coordinating Committee of the AFL-CIO

  • American Bar Association, Labor & Employment

  • Los Angeles Bar Association, Labor & Employment

  • Mexican American Bar Association

  • National Lawyers Guild

Honors and Awards

  • 2015 Southern California Rising Star, Super Lawyers

  • 2008 Unsung Hero, National Lawyers Guild, San Francisco/Bay Area Chapter

  • 2004 Diversity Scholarship, California Bar Foundation

Bar Admissions

  • California Supreme Court – May 2006

  • U.S. Supreme Court – October 2012

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit – December 2007

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit – August 2017

  • U.S. District Court, Central District - December 2007

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District – August 2009

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District – September 2011


Orange Coast Community College, Associates of Arts, 1994

University of California at Santa Cruz, Bachelors of Arts, Sociology, 1996

New College of California School of Law, Juris Doctor, Public Interest, 2005

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