Our People

Jennifer Brown Shaw

Principal

Jennifer Brown Shaw is a founding partner of Shaw Valenza LLP. A well-respected expert in employment law for more than 20 years, employers rely on Jennifer to provide practical advice and counsel on a broad range of employment law issues. She is a trusted advisor to HR professionals and leadership teams in a wide variety of organizations and industries.

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D. Gregory Valenza

Principal

Greg Valenza advises the Firm’s clients regarding the gamut of employment law issues. From reasonable accommodation to layoffs, wage and hour compliance to employment agreements, Greg helps clients comply with ever-changing and expanding federal, state, and local employment laws and ordinances. He is well known among lawyers and human resources professionals as a knowledgeable employment lawyer who gives practical and accurate advice.

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Eric Glassman

Of Counsel

Eric Glassman has provided legal advice, training and litigation services to private corporations and public agencies for more than 20 years. Eric has conducted seminars and workshops for managers and employees on a wide variety of topics. He advises some of the nation’s top companies on workplace issues, including hiring and separation of employment.

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Alayna Schroeder

Of Counsel

Alayna Schroeder provides advice and counsel to employers in all areas of employment law, including wage and hour, leaves of absence and accommodation, harassment, discrimination and retaliation. She regularly reviews handbooks, policies, and forms; drafts employment, separation, and compensation agreements; conducts human resources audits; and strategizes with clients to address concerns that arise at all stages of the employment relationship.

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Julia Melnicoe Insel

Associate

Julia Melnicoe Insel’s practice primarily focuses on defending employers in employment law matters and providing advice and counsel on workplace topics. Julia reviews employee handbooks and policies for employers, and provides practical advice to help clients stay out of court. She is also an experienced litigator and effective advocate. Julia has done extensive work for the Firm’s health care clients.

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Brooke Kozak

Associate

Brooke Kozak advises employers in all areas of employment law. She also conducts workplace investigations for public- and private-sector employers. A former human resources professional focused on employee relations, policy development, and recruiting, Brooke brings her practical business experience to Shaw Law Group’s practice.

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Justin Paddock

Associate

Justin Paddock’s practice is focused on conducting internal investigations and providing advice/counsel to public and private sector employers. Justin is a former public sector executive, who oversaw two state offices. Governor Brown appointed him to lead a program within the Department of Consumer Affairs. Justin and his team investigated consumer complaints throughout California and coordinated enforcement efforts with local District and City Attorneys. He managed more than sixty employees.

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Matthew Roberts

Associate

Matthew Roberts’ practice primarily focuses on conducting neutral, third-party workplace investigations and advising private and public sector employers on employment law issues. Before joining Shaw Law Group, Matthew’s law practice focused on civil litigation, representing clients on both sides of the courtroom. Matthew’s litigated employment claims related to wage and hour; anti-discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; accommodation; and whistleblower protection laws.

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