South San Francisco: 650-615-4860

Walnut Creek: 925-322-8889

Nancy L. McCoy

Senior Counsel

Location: Walnut Creek, California
Phone: 925-322-8889 Ext. 1440
Fax: 925-322-8890


Ms. McCoy is an experienced litigator and counselor 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 Department 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.

In addition to aggressively litigating and defending her clients, Ms. McCoy also routinely provides her clients with day-to-day advice and counsel designed to help them prevent employment problems from occurring in the first place, and to help minimize risks occurring throughout the employment life cycle, from hire to termination.  Ms. McCoy regularly provides her clients with employee handbook development, policy and procedure review and guidance. Ms. McCoy prides herself on providing employers with cost-effective, practical solutions for solving their workforce problems and challenges.

Ms. McCoy is a well-respected speaker and trainer on employment law issues such as harassment and bullying prevention (AB 1825 compliance), wage and hour law, hiring, discipline and termination procedures, dispute resolution, and Federal and California State case law and legislative reporting. She has been engaged to speak to a variety of prominent employer and legal organizations, including the California Employer Advisory Council and the CEB – Continuing Education of the Bar.  Ms. McCoy also frequently conducts training and educational seminars on employment law issues for clients and colleagues.

Before joining Simpson, Garrity, Innes & Jacuzzi P.C., Ms. McCoy was a partner and shareholder with two boutique employment law defense firms.

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


Our Locations

Simpson, Garrity, Innes & Jacuzzi, P.C.
601 Gateway Boulevard, Suite 950
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Map and Directions

Tel: 650-615-4860
Fax: 650-615-4861

2175 N. California Blvd, Suite 710
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Map and Directions

Tel: 925-322-8889
Fax: 925-322-8890