Melissa Phung

Melissa Phung is an associate in the Oakland office.  Ms. Phung's interests include litigation, local government law, labor and employment, special education and student issues. 

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Phung worked as a programs assistant for the system-wide University of California Education Abroad Program, helping manage study abroad programs in various foreign countries for University of California students.  Additionally, she also worked in sales and marketing for an online mapping company, which included an educational division focused on providing supplemental curriculum materials to K-12 schools. 

During law school, Ms. Phung externed for the Honorable Ruben B. Brooks of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, where she conducted extensive legal research and drafted various court opinions.  She also served as a research assistant for Roy L. Brooks, a Warren Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law, focusing in the area of civil rights law.  Additionally, Ms. Phung interned with the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's office and volunteered at the Legal Aid Foundation in Santa Barbara and with the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program in the domestic violence clinic.

Melissa received her J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2008 and a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2003.

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