RBGG’s Gay Grunfeld has been named to the Daily Journal’s list of Top Women Lawyers in California for 2019. Gay has now received this distinction for the last seven years (2013 to 2019), as well as for 2011. She has over 25 years of experience practicing before trial and appellate courts at both the state and federal levels, and has been repeatedly named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal. Gay maintains an active and diverse litigation practice, successfully representing clients in a variety of employment, malpractice, attorneys’ fees, trade secrets and commercial disputes.
According to the Daily Journal, “Grunfeld has scored a number of victories for her firm, but those that affect her most are the ones with the most impact. To her, that means keeping institutions charged with the care of individuals accountable.” In reference to an ongoing class action on behalf of the residents of Brookdale Senior Living facilities in California alleging financial fraud and violations of the Americans With Disabilities Act, Gay notes, “This is an issue that affects all of us in the United States and California because we all have aging parents. In terms of impact, that’s a case I care deeply about.”
At the conclusion of the article Gay comments on the 30-year battle to improve conditions in the Yuba County Jail that resulted in an amended consent decree in 2019: “Helping people with situations that are so disturbing and difficult and knowing you can play a role in helping someone every single day when you go to work is such a privilege,” she said. “I don’t become despondent about the lengths of time it takes. I just keep trying.”