Jessica Leano

Jessica Leano

Associate
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Jessica Leano concentrates her practice in litigation and appellate matters. She joined the Firm following a clerkship with Judge Steve Kim of the United States 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 concentrates her practice in litigation and appellate matters. She joined the Firm following a clerkship with Judge Steve Kim of the United States 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.

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)