Shardé T. Skahan

Associate || Los Angeles

Shardé is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Ogletree Deakins.  Her practice is focused on employment litigation and counseling as well as Affordable Care Act compliance. Her experience includes advising clients on disciplinary matters and employment policies, as well as litigating a variety of employment-related matters, including issues involving discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Shardé worked at a California employment law firm providing employment litigation services and counseling advice to private schools and public sector employers, including counties, cities, and special districts.

Shardé received her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School where she was the Lead Outside Articles Editor for the Journal of Law and Inequality.

Shardé is the Corresponding Secretary for the Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Inc.

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Education

  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 2012
  • B.B.A., Southern Methodist University, 2009

Admittance to Practice

  • California
  • Minnesota

Professional Activities

  • Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Inc. (Corresponding Secretary – 2016-2017; Scholarship Luncheon Co Chair – 2015-2016)
  • John M. Langston Bar Association of Los Angeles
  • National Employment Law Council

Speeches

  • City of Buena Park - "Risk Management Skills for the Front Line" - Buena Park - May 4, 2017
  • City of San Gabriel - "Public Records" - San Gabriel - April 25, 2017
  • City of Santa Clara - "ACA" - Santa Clara - October 18, 2016
  • City of Rancho Cucamonga - "Ethics in Public Service" - Rancho Cucamonga - May 4, 2016
  • CSRMA - "Offer of Employment" - Ontario - March 16, 2016
  • City of Hanford - "ACA and SB579" - Hanford - December 17, 2015
  • Oakwood School - "Sensitivity/Harassment Issues" - North Hollywood - November 30, 2015
  • San Gabriel Valley ERC - "Difficult Conversations" - Alhambra - November 18, 2015
  • San Gabriel Valley ERC - "Embracing Diversity" - Alhambra - November 18, 2015
  • Imperial Valley ERC - "Exercising Your Management Rights" - El Centro - November 4, 2015
  • SCCCD ERC - "Creating a Culture of Respect" - Walnut - October 16, 2015
  • City of Simi Valley - "Affordable Care Act Academy" - Simi Valley - August 6, 2015
  • Gateway Public ERC - "Front Line Defense" - Huntington Park - February 5, 2015
  • The National Black Lawyer Top 40 Under 40