Pilar represents public agencies and public and independent educational institutions, in such areas as personnel and student matters, and general business law, including contracts and trademark issues.
Pilar is experienced in all phases of trial practice, including litigation before state and federal courts, administrative bodies, and alternative dispute resolution procedures such as mediation and arbitration. She represents our clients in all aspects of employment law including employee discipline, due process, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation and privacy issues.
Pilar is also experienced in conducting and assisting with investigations pertaining to harassment, discrimination and employee misconduct. Pilar advises and conducts training for clients concerning best practices and compliance with state and federal laws.
Due to Pilar's extensive experience in education law she was selected to serve on the 2014-2015 National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) NOTES Editorial Board.
Pilar is also a contributing author to the firm's California Public Agency Labor & Employment Blog.
Pilar is bilingual and can conduct investigations and training in Spanish as well as English.
National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)
California Council of School Attorneys (CCSA)
Latina Lawyers of Los Angeles
Mexican American Bar Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
Selected for inclusion in Southern California Rising Stars 2006 - 2010