Tashayla “Shay” Billington

Senior Counsel
Sacramento Office
(916) 361-0991, ext 1107
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Best Advice Received: Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today!

In My Spare Time, I Enjoy: Weightlifting.

Favorite Quote; “This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.” – Shakespeare

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About Tashayla

Tashayla “Shay” Billington provides defense and counsel to companies operating within California. She focuses on safeguarding employers against wage and hour class actions and single-plaintiff claims involving discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination, and employment-related torts.

With a keen understanding of the importance of strategic legal maneuvers, Billington excels in conducting thorough discovery processes. This includes plaintiff and key witness depositions, witness deposition preparation and defense, and the effective handling of various discovery matters. Her track record includes the successful filing, argumentation, and defense of motions across her caseload. Her proficiency also extends to mediation and arbitration settings, where she skillfully guides clients toward favorable outcomes.

Billington also has significant experience in defending unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board. Her expertise also encompasses counseling unionized employers on diverse aspects of union-management relations and providing successful assistance to non-unionized employers in union campaigns and avoidance efforts.

Recognizing the unique challenges faced by California employers, Billington is unwaveringly committed to protecting her clients' businesses and ensuring compliance with the state's dynamic landscape of employment laws. Devoted to providing comprehensive legal representation to California employers, she offers a distinctive blend of assertive and innovative strategies to navigate the complexities of the legal landscape adeptly.

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University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 2015

  • Graduated Order of the Coif and Order of the Barristers
  • Witkin Award – Global Lawyer Skills and Advanced Trial Advocacy
  • Anthony M. Kennedy Scholarship (3 years)
  • Best Oral Advocate Award – American Bar Association Moot Court Competition; Best Closing – 1L Mock Trial Competition; Mock Trial Honors Team, Spring 2014; Best Brief – Global
  • Lawyering Skills II Competition; Final Four Oralist – Global Lawyering Skills II Competition

University of California at Berkeley, B.A., 2009

  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars (recognition for academic achievement)

Professional Affiliations/Leadership/Awards

Listed, Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch, Labor and Employment Law (Management), and Litigation (Labor and Employment), Sacramento, 2023 - 2024

Listed, Super Lawyers Northern California Rising Stars, 2021 - 2023

Mastagni Diversity Fellowship Representative, 2016 - 2019

Sacramento County Bar Foundation Member at Large, 2018 - 2020


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