Lorena Nuñez is the managing associate in the Sacramento office. Her areas of practice include Labor & Employment and Litigation. Ms. Nuñez advises clients on matters relating to discrimination, harassment and workplace violence. She also assists districts with compliance matters related to public records acts requests, the Brown Act and mandated reporting. Ms. Nuñez brings her litigation background to student matters, such as special education litigation and expulsion hearings.
Before joining the firm, Ms. Nuñez worked in civil litigation as a staff attorney at Bay Area legal services organizations where she represented victims of domestic violence in state court with civil restraining orders and child custody matters. She also provided counsel on immigration, employment and housing matters under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Federal Fair Housing Act.
In addition to her practice of law, Ms. Nuñez is an alumna of the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs, Los Angeles Program. As a Coro fellow, she assisted the city of Los Angeles with a community development project by researching transportation and land use issues for the San Pedro neighborhood.
While in law school, Ms. Nuñez served as law clerk for the Honorable Garret L. Wong of the San Francisco Superior Court, performing legal research and memoranda on a variety of issues related to mentally disordered offenders. She was also research assistant to Professor Bill Ong Hing, conducting research and editing a manuscript on Asian American youth delinquency and immigration law and policy.
She is a member of several professional associations, including the Sacramento County Bar Association, the Hispanic National Bar, and the San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association.
Ms. Nuñez earned her Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco School of Law. A fluent Spanish speaker, she holds an M.A. in Iberian and Latin American Cultures from Stanford University and a B.A., cum laude, from Occidental College in Gender Studies and Spanish.
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