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Heather J. Lenhardt rejoined the firm in October 2015 and advises public agency and private clients on a variety of matters, including contract, construction, taxation, employment and labor, environmental, land use and real property law.  She was previously a member of the firm from 2005-2007.

Ms. Lenhardt graduated cum laude from University of California, San Diego in 1996 with a bachelor’s in psychology and a minor in law and society. She received her law degree in 2001 from the University of California at Los Angeles Law School. After graduating from UCLA Law School, she was a litigation associate at the Los Angeles and San Francisco offices of Reed Smith, LLP, and the Burlingame office of Carr McClellan, Ingersoll, Thompson & Horn, practicing in the areas of business, contract, employment, trust and estate, environmental, real estate, SEC, unfair competition, fair debt collection practices, and appellate law.  She later joined Granite Construction Incorporated’s (NYSE GVA) Legal Department, where she served as a lead attorney, reporting to the General Counsel. Ms. Lenhardt represented Granite Construction Incorporated and its subsidiary companies (Granite) for approximately 8 years. At Granite, she provided advice and guidance on various legal and fiscal issues, including employment & labor, compensation & benefits, contract, construction, real estate, environmental, land use, M&A, corporate governance, privacy, competition, advertising, anti-trust, SEC, and compliance.  She also served as Granite’s in-house employment and labor law specialist; managed, responded to, and resolved agency complaints; drafted and negotiated business transactions and agreements; prepared and implemented corporate practices and policies; managed claims and litigation matters; and conducted in-house legal training.


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