Recent  Board Placements:

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Melissa Sandoval, JD joins the board of  CLARE|MATRIX

Melissa Sandoval is in-house counsel at SoCalGas. She joined the SoCalGas team in September 2020, and is Senior Counsel with the litigation group. Prior to joining SoCalGas, she served as in-house trial counsel for Union Pacific Railroad. Before joining Union Pacific Railroad, Melissa was an Associate Attorney for Randolph, Cregger & Chalfant, LLP, a Sacramento-based defense firm representing railroads and public entities.

Law is a second career for Melissa. She began her professional work as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York City and Northern California, where she provided school-based and in-home services to families and children. She worked full-time as Clinical Supervisor at Victor Community Support Services (VCSS) while attending law school, and finished her clinical career as Assistant Director of Business and Program Development and HIPAA Compliance and Privacy Officer at VCSS.

Melissa holds a B.S. in Family Studies from University of Arizona, a M.S.W. from New York University, and a J.D. from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in California and Nevada. She is a die-hard college basketball fan, and enjoys running and biking in her spare time.