Sandra Benjamin advises a wide range of corporate clients on their most complex labor and employment issues.

Ms. Benjamin takes a commercially focused and pragmatic approach to helping clients achieve their business objectives while avoiding employment-related risks relating to:

  • M&A and other transactions
  • Employee and other worker agreements
  • Policies and practices
  • Employee disputes
  • Reductions in force and severance arrangements
  • Compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws

She serves on Latham & Watkins’ Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Review Board Committee and maintains an active pro bono practice, including advising nonprofits on a variety of employment-related matters.

Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Benjamin worked in-house at a global financial services firm. Before that, she practiced in a leading law firm’s New York and Los Angeles offices.

Ms. Benjamin leverages extensive experience as both a litigator and an in-house advisor to counsel executives, companies, and their boards of directors on:

  • Labor and employment matters arising in the context of mergers and acquisitions
  • The full spectrum of employee and other worker agreements, including related to employment, separation, and restrictive covenants
  • Day-to-day human resources matters involving equal opportunity practices and policies, screening and hiring, wage and hour practices, protected leave and other time off requirements, investigations and discipline, and individual and group separations
  • Employee concerns and potential disputes, including recommendations for investigations and negotiating resolution
  • Employee handbooks and employment-related policies and procedures, to comply with relevant legal requirements and establish clear workplace expectations

Bar Qualification

  • California
  • New York


  • JD, University of Southern California, 2008
  • BS in Psychology, Michigan State University, 2005