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Robyn A. Sembenini

Robyn A. SembeniniSenior Of Counsel510.808.2000Bio PDF


Robyn Anuhea Sembenini is a Senior of Counsel in our Labor and Employment Practice Group. Her focus is on workplace investigations, and she collaborates closely with clients to understand their workplace intricacies, providing guidance that is comprehensive, forward-looking, and practical. Robyn is a focused and compassionate investigator, skilled at handling complex cases for employers of all sizes. Her employee and management trainings are recognized for being energetic and engaging.

Robyn began her legal career in the Honor Attorney Program at the United States Postal Service in Washington D.C., where she addressed cases before the Postal Rate Commission. She continued with USPS in California, practicing General Law and Labor and Employment Law, and served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. Robyn also has extensive experience in private practice, where she deepened her understanding of issues affecting California employers and has appeared before the NLRB and in state and federal courts.

She led the national E.E.O. Investigation Unit at Kaiser Foundation Health Plan for over a decade, handling high-risk investigations and closely collaborating with the National Equity, Inclusion and Diversity, and National Corporate Compliance functions. At Kaiser, Robyn initiated an internal dispute resolution program for non-represented employees, leveraging her mediation skills.

Robyn’s experience further extends to overseeing Employee Relations at X-The Moonshot Factory (Google-X), where she implemented investigation protocols and a performance management training curriculum for HR and management teams.

Robyn recognizes the challenges faced by employers in government, not-for-profit, tech, healthcare, and highly-regulated industries. She is committed to helping clients minimize risk, foster productive environments, and become employers of choice.


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