Amy Greyson is a senior attorney in the Public Law and Labor and Employment Departments at Richards, Watson & Gershon. She has specialized in the areas of public agency and municipal law and labor and employment law in both advisory and litigation capacities for over 30 years. In the areas of labor and employment, Ms. Greyson has extensive experience in all aspects of the employment relationship, including development of personnel rules and policies; handling of discipline and grievance matters and labor arbitrations; litigation defense of employee disciplinary actions; investigation of harassment and misconduct complaints; and advice in labor relations and general employment matters. Ms. Greyson has represented public entities in administrative appeal hearings and grievances, and also served as legal advisor to civil service boards and personnel appeals boards on disciplinary appeals, unfair labor practice charges and civil service system administration. She has also participated in mediation and settlement conferences.
Ms. Greyson also has broad expertise in advising public agencies on all stages of land use process, including drafting and interpretation of ordinances and statutes, preparation of resolutions, and legal advice on land use issues, and has served as legal advisor to planning commissions. Ms. Greyson also has extensive experience in drafting and advising cities on mobile home park rent control ordinances, serves as legal advisor to mobile home park rent control boards and commissions, and has also defended cities in litigation resulting from rent control decisions. Ms. Greyson has additional experience representing newly incorporated cities in challenging property tax determinations made by Local Agency Formation Commissions and counties in the incorporation process; and has represented cities and other public agencies in land use and CEQA litigation matters.
Ms. Greyson has conducted training in the Brown Act, fitness for duty, preventing harassment and discrimination, conducting investigations, and family and medical leave laws. Ms. Greyson served on the 2009 Ad Hoc Due Process Committee of the City Attorneys Department of the League of California Cities, and previously served as a chapter chair for the Municipal Law Handbook Committee for the City Attorneys Department.
Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Greyson served as Litigation Specialist-Deputy City Attorney for the City of Anaheim, and has also served as a Partner with the law firm of Brunick, Alvarez & Battersby in San Bernardino, where she was Assistant City Attorney for the City of Yucaipa, Deputy City Attorney for the City of Highland, and served as Special Counsel to the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, the San Bernardino Community College District, and several county water districts and personnel commissions. Ms. Greyson also previously served as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Oceanside and Deputy City Attorney for the cities of Claremont and LaVerne.
B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz, 1976
J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, 1980