Chambord V. Benton-Hayes

Associate || Sacramento, San Francisco

Chambord is a senior associate in the San Francisco office of Ogletree Deakins. Her employment litigation practice focuses on the representation of employers and management in state and federal courts. Chambord handles class actions as well as employment law claims for discrimination, retaliation, harassment, sexual harassment, and wrongful termination. She also represents employers before various administrative agencies including the DFEH, DLSE, DOL, EEOC and WCAB.

Chambord takes great pleasure in oral advocacy. She has experience arguing an array of successful motions including motions for summary judgment in state and federal courts. She has taken numerous employee depositions and defended depositions of management-side witnesses and experts. Chambord also engages in the firm’s preventative practice, counseling employers on a wide variety of personnel issues, including proactive employee relations, conducting seminars, harassment training and teaching effective hiring and separation techniques for employers.

Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Chambord worked at a Sacramento litigation defense firm comprised of seasoned trial attorneys. She litigated employment law, constitutional law, and catastrophic injury matters. She represented parties in all aspects of litigation from the inception of a case through trial, and even before the Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District.

Prior to that, Chambord worked for an Oakland defense firm, where she seized the opportunity to run with cases, and was entrusted with trying workers’ compensation discrimination cases. She externed for Magistrate Judge Maria-Elena James of the United States District Court, Northern District of California, and for Judge Teri Jackson of the San Francisco County Superior Court.

Chambord is a motivational speaker for high schools, universities, and community organizations. She is also the President of Black Women Lawyers Association of Northern California.

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Professional Activities

  • Sacramento County Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section
  • State Bar of California (Labor and Employment Law Section)
  • Black Women Lawyers of Northern California (Board Member)
  • Charles Houston Bar Association


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