Jessica Leano

Jessica Leano

Associate
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Jessica Leano focuses her practice on representing, counseling and advising clients concerning an array of labor and employment matters. She also has experience with litigation and appellate matters. Jessica joined the Firm following a clerkship with Judge Steve Kim of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Before clerking, she completed an Appellate Fellowship at a firm specializing in civil appeals. As an appellate fellow, she drafted legal arguments, wrote articles for legal magazines and other publications, and cite-checked briefs and motions.

Jessica Leano focuses her practice on representing, counseling and advising clients concerning an array of labor and employment matters. She also has experience with litigation and appellate matters. Jessica joined the Firm following a clerkship with Judge Steve Kim of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Before clerking, she completed an Appellate Fellowship at a firm specializing in civil appeals. As an appellate fellow, she drafted legal arguments, wrote articles for legal magazines and other publications, and cite-checked briefs and motions.

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CREDENTIALS
Education
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Pepperdine University School of Law, 2018
    Order of the Coif
    Pepperdine Law Review, Lead Articles Editor
    Certificates in: Dispute Resolution; Entrepreneurship and the Law; Entertainment, Media and Sports Law
  • B.A., Journalism, magna cum laude, Elon University, 2014
Bar Admissions
  • California, 2018
Professional Affiliations
    • Member, Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Association
    • Member, Philippine American Bar Association
    • Member, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
    • Member, Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic-Legal Voices
Professional History
    • Judicial Clerk, Hon. Steve Kim, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California (2019-2021)