Jan. 5, 2022 Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton starts the new year with partnership promotions, welcoming back a former partner, and electing a new managing partner

Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton is pleased to announce that it has elected Sandy McDonough as Managing Partner of the firm and promoted Camille Gustafson and Evan Peña as partners effective January 1, 2022.  In addition, former partner Jeff Michalowski has rejoined the partnership.

Sandy joined the firm in 2000 and has focused her practice on both the public and private sector, representing employers in every aspect of employment litigation, obtaining favorable results in arbitration and in court.

Sandy was recognized as one of 2020's 500 Most Influential People in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal. She has been named to Best Lawyers® list of The Best Lawyers in America in Employment Law – Management since 2017 and San Diego Super Lawyers since 2018.

Jeff first joined Paul, Plevin in 2013 and left in 2019 to serve at the San Diego Office of County Counsel for the Appellate and Supreme Court.  Jeff has extensive experience litigating employment law cases in state and federal court and is a practiced appellate attorney, authoring over 75 briefs in the Courts of Appeal and handling matters before both the California and the United States Supreme Courts.  He has an active pro bono practice and is also an instructor at CSUSM.

Camille joined the firm in 2014 and has developed a significant practice counseling employers to ensure their policies comply with the law.  Camille also litigates wage-hour and PAGA claims and has extensive experience with matters before the EEOC, DFEH and other agencies.

Evan has wide-ranging experience with both large-scale class action lawsuits and single plaintiff litigation matters.  He is an accomplished public speaker and has led presentations and trainings at large conferences and internal sessions regarding investigations, reasonable accommodations, and avoiding workplace harassment. He joined the firm in 2013.

Sandy McDonough, Paul Plevin’s new managing partner, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Jeff back to our partnership and to welcome Camille and Evan into the partnership.  They are outstanding employment lawyers who have worked with the firm for many years and we look forward to their continuing contributions to the firm’s success.”

Paul, Plevin is a top California management-side labor and employment law boutique firm, with 30 lawyers exclusively dedicated to the representation of employers throughout California and nationwide.  

For additional information about Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton please visit paulplevin.com or contact Sandy McDonough, Managing Partner at smcdonough@paulplevin.com.