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Shayna H. Balch

Partner, Phoenix
t: 602.281.3400
f: 602.281.3401
Los Angeles
t: 213.330.4500
f: 213.330.4501


Shayna Balch is a partner in both the Phoenix and Los Angeles offices. She represents employers in employment and labor litigation matters before federal and state courts as well as before administrative agencies.

She handles matters across all facets of labor and employment law including employment discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour disputes, restrictive covenants, preventive counseling, employee training, personnel policies, and employment agreements.

She has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers Southwest – Rising Stars since 2012. Shayna was also included in “40 under 40” for 2013 by the Phoenix Business Journal.  The award honors the top 40 business people in Phoenix under the age of 40. 

Shayna is also a frequent speaker at local and national SHRM events. She has spoken yearly at the National SHRM Conference on  various employment topics since 2016 

Honors & Leadership

Honors & Awards

  • 40 under 40 for 2013 by the Phoenix Business Journal.  The award honors the top 40 business people in Phoenix under the age of 40.
  • Top 5 Under 35, Most Influential Women, Arizona Business Magazine, July 2012
  • Super Lawyers Southwest - Rising Stars (2012-present)
  • AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale Hubbell (2011-present)

Professional Activities

  • SHRM of Greater Phoenix, (SHRMGP), Board of Directors (2012-2016)
  • Committee Chair,Employment Law Committee, SHRMGP, (January 2010-December 2011)
  • Committee Member, Employment Law Committee Jan 2010 –Present
  • Member, Arizona Jewish Lawyers Association, 2011 to present; Director (2013-present)
  • Member, SHRMGP (2009-present)
  • Member, Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) (2009-present)
  • Member, American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section (2007-present)
  • Member, Maricopa County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division & Employment Law Section (2009-present)
  • Member, State Bar of Arizona, Young Lawyers Division & Employment and Labor Law Section (2006-present)
  • Founder, Phoenix Lawyers Networking (2013)

Community Activities

  • Committee Member, Jewish Community Association, Outreach Committee (2012-2014)
  • Committee Member, YMCA Downtown Believes in You, Annual Dinner Planning Committee (2010-present)
  • Keynote Speaker, Downtown Believes in You, Annual Dinner, April 5, 2012
  • Maricopa County Courthouse Experience (2011-present)
  • Volunteer, Junior Achievement, Genesis Academy (2010-2012)
  • Volunteer, Junior Achievement, Gateway Community College High School (Spring 2010)
  • United Way Campaign Organizer (2009)


Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • 2019 SHRM National Conference: Mega Session:  99 Problems and Lawsuits Ain’t One: Top 10 HR Strategies That Will Keep You Out of the Courtroom
  • 2019 SHRM National Conference: The “Super=Star” Harasser: Managing Sexual Harassment Claims Post #METOO Movement
  • 2018 SHRM National Conference: Navigating the ADA Minefield: How to Avoid Getting Sued Over Employee Leaves and Accommodations
  • 2018 SHRM National Conference: Conducting Internal Investigations: What to Do When Employees Won’t Play Nice in the Sandbox
  • 2017 SHRM National Conference: Employee Accommodation Conundrum Part 2: How to Handle Complex Accommodation Requests
  • 2017 SHRM National Conference: From the Boardroom to the Courtroom: Top 10 Business Practices That Will Get You Sued
  • 2016 SHRM National Conference: The Employee Accommodation Conundrum: How to Navigate It and Determine When Enough Is Enough



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