Sheryl Rosenberg

Partner

Sheryl Rosenberg

Partner
Overview Overview Experience Credentials

Sheryl Rosenberg is an active trial lawyer and chair of the firm's Pro Bono Committee. Combining her acumen in the courtroom and boardroom with her passion for assisting others, she finds success in leading teams with professionalism and civility.

Sheryl's clients include private and public entities facing challenges in the areas of bullying, harassment and abuse, as well as breach of contract and product liability claims. She is personally involved in all aspects of her clients' cases, including pre-trial and trial strategy, depositions, court appearances, trial, and presentations to clients' boards. Frequently opposing high profile attorneys, Sheryl is known for approaching her cases with an eye towards early evaluation and negotiation of complex issues and the ability to litigate those issues that remain.

Representative Matters

  • E.M. v. Public Entity — In this sexual abuse case, plaintiff alleged that the public entity was liable for the negligent hiring, retention and supervision of the alleged abuser. On the first day of trial, and after Sheryl developed and demonstrated critical evidence supporting her client's defenses, plaintiff dismissed the case for a nominal value.
  • C.N. v. Public Entity Employees — In this sexual abuse case, Sheryl moved for summary judgment on behalf of two individual defendants, a school principal and an assistant principal, arguing that they were protected by the doctrine of discretionary immunity. Prior to oral argument on the motion, plaintiff dismissed the assistant principal. Following oral argument, the court granted the motion as to the principal.
  • G.M. v. Los Angeles Unified School District — In this sexual abuse case, plaintiff alleged that he was sexually abused by his preschool teacher and that the school district had negligently hired, retained and supervised the teacher. At trial, the plaintiff requested a verdict of $9 million. The jury returned a defense verdict.
  • Minor Doe v. School District — This plaintiff alleged that he was harassed based on his sexual orientation and sought damages well above $1 million. The plaintiff’s case was dismissed by the court just prior to trial.
  • Ingram v. Apartment Owner and Management Co. — In this personal injury case, the plaintiff alleged that he was injured after falling down a stairwell, arguing that the defendants failed to maintain the stairwell in a safe manner. The plaintiff dismissed his case during trial while the court was considering a defense motion for nonsuit. 

Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court (C.D. Cal.)
  • U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal.)
  • U.S. District Court (N.D. Cal.)
  • U.S. District Court (S.D. Cal.)

Education

  • J.D. (2004) Pepperdine University School of Law
  • B.A. (2000) University of Wisconsin-Madison

Awards

  • Southern California Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2010-2011 and 2013-2017) 
  • Public Counsel’s Advocate of the Year in the area of children’s rights (2007)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Sedgwick's Pro Bono Committee — chair
  • American Bar Association — Litigation Section 
  • California Bar Association — Litigation Section 
  • California Council of School Attorneys
  • Los Angeles Advisory Board of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center
  • Alliance of Moms (a section of the Alliance for Children’s Rights)