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Hester Cheng Nguyen is a member of Garcia & Gurney’s business and employment practice group. Her practice centers around representing and counseling businesses on labor and employment and corporate matters. Ms. Nguyen’s experience encompasses counseling employers on workforce management and termination issues, wage and hour compliance, employee classification issues, and employee handbook and workplace policies. In addition, Ms. Nguyen devotes a significant amount time advising and representing businesses on entity formation, contract negotiation, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and other day-to-day business issues. Ms. Nguyen represents clients from a variety of industries, including technology, education and staffing, transportation, insurance, and financial companies, restaurants, and health care facilities.

Prior to joining Garcia & Gurney, Ms. Nguyen worked alongside Senior Counsel at a Fortune 500 company, interned at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and worked with other employment and corporate attorneys throughout the greater Bay Area providing assistance to their employment and business law matters.

Ms. Nguyen earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine and her law degree from Santa Clara University, School of Law. While in law school, Ms. Nguyen participated in Honors Moot Court and was also a member of, and served on the editorial board of, the Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal (now known as the Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal).

Having lived in the Bay Area all her life, Ms. Nguyen is excited to help Bay Area businesses grow.

Education

Additional Languages:

  • Cantonese (conversational)

Speaking Engagements:

Getting Ready for 2017: Employment Law Update2016
Managing Your Workforce2016
Getting Ready for 2016: Employment Law Update2015
Guide to Understanding Paid Sick Leave2015
Managing your Workforce in 20152014
Management Training2014-2015
Sexual Harassment under the Fair Employment and Housing Act2014-2015
Cleaning House: Getting Ready for 20142013
Admissions
  • State Bar of California (2010)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Awards & Affiliations