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Shandyn H. Pierce

Shandyn H. PierceAssociate510.808.2000Bio PDF


Shandyn Pierce is an Associate in the Municipal & Special District Law Practice and the Labor & Employment Law Practice. He serves as Assistant City Attorney for the City of San Leandro.

While earning his JD from UC Hastings College of the Law, Shandyn participated in Meyers Nave’s Diversity Fellowship Program in 2018 and 2019. Shandyn was the second Fellow in the new Program, launched in 2017, and is the first Fellow to be hired as a full-time Associate. His experience at Meyers Nave covered a broad range of legal assignments, including working on matters relating to the regulation of shared mobility devices, regulation of e-cigarettes, scholarship foundation bylaws, nonprofit incorporation documentation, Brown Act requirements for notice and agenda posting, police department subpoena response procedures, code enforcement for improper use of city truck routes, requirements for timely filing of government claims, social media and the workplace, and transgender and non-binary employee rights.

Shandyn’s labor and employment law background also includes serving as the HR/Compliance Officer for a San Bernardino, California-based freight shipping and trucking company. His areas of responsibility included enforcement and compliance regarding Department of Transportation regulations and Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration standards, as well as advising on and handling daily Human Resources issues such as hiring, managing time records, tracking corrective actions, and processing separation.

At UC Hastings College of the Law, Shandyn acted as a mentor to many students and led numerous organizations, serving as President of the Black Law Students Association, Northern California Regional Director of the National Black Law Students Association, and Moot Court Board member. Shandyn was also a two-time moot court competitor and coach, recipient of a Snodgrass Award, and was selected to serve as Student Counsel for the Hastings Appellate Project, culminating in a Ninth Circuit win.


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