Ashley N. Lopeztello

Attorney
Orange County Office
alopeztello@cdflaborlaw.com
949-622-1661, ext 1461
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About Ashley

Ashley N. Lopeztello provides litigation and advisory services to private and public sector clients throughout California. She is a passionate lawyer who is committed to zealously advocating for her clients.

Ashley has been involved in cases at various stages, including written discovery, depositions, law and motion practice, arbitrations, administrative hearings, mediations, and trials. She has defended employers against whistleblower actions for retaliation in violation of California Labor Code section 1102.5, wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, and failure to provide reasonable accommodation. Ashley has experience in assisting clients with internal reviews and revisions of employment policies and procedures, as well as conducting neutral investigations of workplace complaints. She has also assisted in counseling clients on an array of labor relations matters, such as the meet and confer process, grievances, discipline, and layoffs. These experiences have provided Ashley with an understanding of how to best serve her clients and anticipate likely issues prior to them arising.

Ashley holds a dual degree in Political Science and English from the University of Arizona. During her undergraduate, she interned for the Office of Federal Relations at the University of Arizona, where she worked with University lobbyists to develop strong relationships with members of Congress and the Executive Branch, coordinate the University’s participation in the appropriations process, facilitate and implement the University’s federal agenda, and promote the University as a key resource to congressional leaders. Ashley also clerked for the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and the Arizona Superior Court.

Ashley received her Juris Doctor from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, with a focus in Trial Advocacy.  During law school, she served as a student attorney for the McGeorge Bankruptcy Clinic, where she assisted clients in all aspects of case assessment, negotiation and settlement, and representation of debtors in bankruptcy proceedings in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California. Ashley also served as a student attorney for the McGeorge Prisoner Civil Rights Mediation Clinic, where she co-mediated cases with federal magistrate judges for prisoners seeking relief for alleged violations of their Constitutional rights. Throughout law school, she clerked for the Office of General Counsel at the Foundation for California Universities and Community Colleges and other defense firms. 

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Education

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D.. 2018

  • Witkin Award, Civil Pretrial Litigation, 2018

Political Science and English, University of Arizona, B.A., 2014

Publications

"California Public Sector Labor Relations, Chapter 17 Protected Employee Activity And Employee Rights," LexisNexis, 2019

"Keeping Up with the Legislature: 2019 Brings Changes to the Fair Employment and Housing Act," The Authority, California JPIA Newsletter Issue 81November 2018

Presentations

"Technology and Privacy in the Workplace: A Primer for the Public Employer," CALPERA Annual Conference, November 2018

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