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CAREY CORBALEY, ESQ.

, PHR
26 Rolling Green Circle * Pleasant Hill, California 94523
925-457-3302 * cc619ac4@westpost.net
SUMMARY
Attorney and Professional in Human Resources (PHR) with more than 15 years of ex
perience in employment law and HR. Adept at coaching and training managers to ac
curately and consistently implement HR policies on disciplinary action, performa
nce improvement, harassment, and other areas to minimize risk to the organizatio
n. Strengths in negotiations and dispute resolution, including among employees a
nd between management and labor groups. Demonstrated ability to collect, organiz
e, and analyze critical details from multiple parties to inform problem solving
and decision making.

CORE COMPETENCIES
Employee & Labor Relations * Dispute Resolution * Mediation * Negotiation * Rese
arch & Analysis
Employment Law * Policy Development * Staff Training & Development * Performance
Management
Investigations * Critical Analysis * Disciplinary Actions * Reports & Documentat
ion
Regulatory Compliance * Risk Management * Consensus Building & Buy-In

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
CORBALEY CONSULTING, Walnut Creek, California * 2009-Present
Founder & Principal Attorney
Independent law firm specializing in employment law advice and counseling. Couns
el clients on cost-effective settlements to avoid the high cost of litigation.
2008-Present, Completing University of California-Berkeley Extension certificati
on program in human resources management. Pending graduation in 2010.
CITY OF PLEASANT HILL, Pleasant Hill, California * 2001-2007
Local government entity with approximately 150 employees.
Director of Human Resources
As chief labor negotiator, mediated between unions and City management on contra
ct negotiations and disputes. Coached managers to handle disciplinary action app
ropriately. Ensured complete documentation for all disciplinary action and termi
nations. Investigated harassment complaints. Negotiated with vendors for staff t
raining and development. Supervised recruiting for exempt and nonexempt position
s, and personally coordinated searches for executive-level positions. Directly s
upervised an HR Analyst, HR Technician, Receptionist, and part-time Records Cler
k.
* Achieved an extraordinarily low grievance rate, with only 1 grievance filed du
ring entire tenure.
* Delivered training citywide on Pleasant Hill's Injury and Illness Prevention P
lan (IIPP).
* Negotiated 5 labor contracts for 3 bargaining units, achieving contract terms
of 4-5 years and cost-saving concessions including limiting annual increases to
2.5% for the first 2 contract years.
* Wrote "one of the best initial negotiation reports [supervisor] had ever seen"
for the City Council in preparation for police negotiations.
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CAREY CORBALEY, ESQ., Benicia, California * 1993-2001


Independent law firm specializing in employment law advice and counseling.
Attorney
Leveraged employment law expertise to provide a range of services including deve
loping employee handbooks and policy documents, representing employers at admini
strative hearings, drafting responses to demand letters, and advising on state l
aws and regulations.
* Secured a position as part-time Interim Personnel Manager for a small Northern
California city; provided not only critical leadership and problem solving, but
also minimized risk as evidenced by few if any grievances and lawsuits.
* Led an "interactive discussion" and resolution on an issue of ADA compliance a
nd reasonable accommodations.
EARLY CAREER (full details available on request)
MICHEL & MANNING, Walnut Creek, California - Litigation Associate
AMFAC, INC., San Francisco, California - Manager, Labor Relations / EEO
COOPER, WHITE & COOPER, San Francisco, California - Litigation Associate

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
CITY OF BENICIA, Benicia, California * 1994-2001
Vice Mayor & Council Member
Presented compelling and persuasive arguments to gain support for key city issue
s including school board projects and other community concerns.
* Established a "prudent reserve" as a percentage of the city budget that remain
ed untouched to provide funds in emergency situations.
* Chaired a joint committee of residents and officials of the Department of Toxi
c Substances Control to reach agreement on contaminated site cleanup.

FORMAL EDUCATION
JD - Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
BA, English - Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Professional in Human Resources (PHR) - Human Resources Certification Institute,
2009
HR Management Certificate Program - University of California-Berkley, 2010 (pend
ing completion)
AFFILIATIONS
California State Bar Association (Labor & Employment Law section)
Contra Costa County Bar Association (Labor & Employment Law section)
Member, Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)
Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA)