Overview

Richard R. Gray has extensive experience representing clients in:

  • Employment litigation
  • Wrongful termination cases
  • Employment discrimination
  • Harassment and retaliation matters
  • Arbitration and mediation

He also provides compliance counseling and general preventive advice.  Richard appears before state and federal courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Fair Employment and Housing Commission and has specific knowledge of state and federal statutes, such as:

  • Title VII
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The California Fair Employment and Housing Act

Richard works with clients in both the public and private sectors, including healthcare providers, manufacturing companies, retail stores, public entities and state agencies.  He previously served as the office managing shareholder of Littler Mendelson's Sacramento office. Prior to working at Littler, he worked at another law firm handling business litigation and served as in-house counsel for an agricultural lending institution and for an oil company.

In law school, Richard was a writer and editor of the Law Review. After graduation from the United States Air Force Academy, he served five years of active duty in the United States Air Force, including a tour of duty in the Vietnam War as a B-52 crew member.

Professional & Community Affiliations

President, Board of Directors

Families For Children

Former Chair

Executive Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section

Sacramento County Bar Association

1999-2000

Former Member, Board of Directors

Children's Receiving Home, Sacramento

Recognition

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2009-2019

Named, Lawyer of the Year

Litigation - Labor and Employment, Sacramento

The Best Lawyers in America©

2015

Named, Lawyer of the Year

Management - Employment Law, Sacramento

The Best Lawyers in America©

2014

Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating

Martindale-Hubbell

Speaking Engagements

Fall 2015 Northern California Breakfast Briefing - Sacramento

Sacramento, CA

October 27, 2015
Fall 2015 Northern California Breakfast Briefing - Stockton

Sacramento, CA

October 20, 2015
Advanced HR Workshop: 10 Thorny Employment Law Challenges You Must Know How to Handle

Sacramento, CA

September 15, 2011
Northern California Employment Law Breakfast Briefings

Sacramento, CA

September 29, 2010

Education

  • J.D., University of California, Davis School of Law, 1976
  • B.S., United States Air Force Academy, 1968With Honors

Bar Admission

California

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California