In Crest v. Padilla, No. 19STCV27561, 2022 WL 1565613 (Cal. Super. May 13, 2022), the Superior Court of California for the County of Los Angeles (Duffy-Lewis, J.) issued a decision following a bench trial finding that Senate Bill 826 (“SB 826”), California’s law requiring gender diversity on boards of directors, violates the Equal Protection Clause of the California Constitution. The ruling comes after a decision in a different case issued in April of this year, which found that Assembly Bill 979 (“AB 979”), which required publicly held corporations with principal executive offices in California to include “underrepresented communities” on
Chloe Chung is an associate in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm's Century City office.