Nancy L. McCoy

Director Attorney


Ms. McCoy is an experienced litigator and counselor at Simpson, Garrity, Innes & Jacuzzi, P.C. who has been advising and representing employers for over fifteen years. Her practice is dedicated to working with California employers of all sizes, from small “mom and pop” shops, non-profits and medium sized businesses, to nationwide corporations and franchisees, across a broad spectrum of industries.

Ms. McCoy has comprehensive experience handling employment law matters before all State and Federal courts, as well as before various State, Federal and local agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Department of Labor (DOL), the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) and the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board (CUIAB), among others. Ms. McCoy has extensive expertise in the areas of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; wrongful termination; management of employees with disabilities, on protected leaves of absence, and requesting reasonable accommodation; wage and hour compliance; drug testing and substance abuse management; privacy; hiring practices, including background checks; employment contracts; terminations and reductions in force; workplace safety and violence prevention; workplace investigations; whistle-blowing; trade secrets and unfair business practices. She has been engaged to speak to a variety of prominent employer and legal organizations, including the Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA), California Employer Advisory Council (EAC), and Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB). Ms. McCoy received her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, California, followed by earning her J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California.

Litigation Percentage

  • 60% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
  • 40% of Practice Devoted to Prevention and Counseling

Areas of Practice

  • ·100% Labor and Employment Law

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit


  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California, J.D.  

o    J.D. 1996

  • University of California, Santa Barbara, California

o    B.A. 1990

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of the 2023 Outstanding Faculty Award from NBI