Shelby A. Cummings
Shelby represents large companies and employers, guiding them through the various stages of litigation as well as providing thoughtful and creative pre-litigation advisement. She specializes in representing clients in the cannabis, health care, and automotive industries, as well as handling Proposition 65 matters for all industries. She has litigated numerous complex high-stake matters including contractual disputes, business dissolutions, and trademark infringement lawsuits. She also defends employers against a wide range of employment law claims, including class action lawsuits. In addition, she provides preventative counseling to these clients, including updating policies and handbooks and providing updates on changes in employment and labor law.
Shelby’s practice also focuses on quality and regulatory matters within the health care industry. She has provided counseling to medical staffs, hospitals, and hospital systems in relation to a wide variety of medical staff peer review issues and, as necessary, provided guidance on the filing of Business and Professions Code section 805 and National Practitioner Data Bank reports. She has also conducted corrective action investigations, which includes interviewing witnesses and analyzing facts and data to help clients make informed ethical and legal decisions regarding whether to remediate, suspend, or terminate the providers.
Prior to joining Arent Fox, Shelby was a judicial extern to the Hon. Consuelo B. Marshall in US District Court, Central District of California.
She was also an in-house extern for a multi-national business, where she gained invaluable first-hand experience, which she now uses to advise corporations doing business in California.
Publications, Presentations and Recognitions
- “US Supreme Court Case Demonstrates Trump Administration's CFPB Blessing,” The Recorder, April 15, 2020