Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo (AALRR)
Gabriel Sandoval is a Partner at California-based Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo (AALRR) where he is a member of the firm’s Public Entity Labor and Employment (PELE) and Education Law Practice Groups. Sandoval also Co-Chairs PELE’s Investigation Practice Group, and, as part of his statewide practice, he conducts high-profile, complex, and politically sensitive investigations for public and private clients regarding complaints of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and other types of misconduct. Sandoval also represents clients in matters involving other types of civil rights compliance issues and provides strategic and effective counsel to achieve fair and equitable results for clients facing investigations conducted by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Education, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and other civil rights enforcement agencies. Additionally, as part of his statewide practice, Sandoval serves in the role of Title IX Hearing Officer, Appellate Authority, and Investigator for postsecondary educational institutions.
Prior to joining AALRR, Sandoval was a presidential appointee in Barack Obama’s Administration where he served as Senior Counsel and a member of the leadership team of OCR—the largest office of the federal government focused exclusively on the enforcement of civil rights compliance in our nation’s educational institutions from school districts to universities. Sandoval is presently the Chair the California Civil Rights Council, formerly known as the Fair Employment and Housing Council.