Star Leal is an associate in the firm’s Government and Regulatory section advising clients on a variety of matters including the Brown Act, Public Records Act, Constitutional Law, Cal/OSHA regulations, and the Political Reform Act. Additionally, she assists our clients with litigation matters in State and federal court. Star has extensive experience in counseling and representing public entities on matters including collective bargaining, Public Employment Relations Board proceedings, grievances, discipline hearing before the Office of Administrative Hearings, conducting internal investigations, Title IX matters, and responding to discrimination complaints before the Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
A highly-decorated graduate, Star was UCI Law’s 2018 commencement speaker, Pro Bono High Honors recipient, multiple Faculty Awards recipient, Dean’s Award recipient, and Dean’s Scholarship recipient. While in law school, she also served as the Vice President of the Moot Court Board, Education Rights Project Co-Founder, Children’s Advocacy Group President, Community Fellow, Student Bar Association Mentor, and Admissions Ambassador.
Star is a Commission member for the American Bar Association, Commission on Youth at Risk, whose mission is to address the legal needs of children, youth and young adults who are disadvantaged or marginalized due to legal system involvement, poverty, race, national origin or ethnicity, gender or gender identification, disability, or religion.