Gabriela Pérez represents clients in complex commercial litigation in both federal and state courts. In this role, she has been involved in drafting pre-trial motions, pleadings, and discovery requests and responses. She has experience in general business litigation and real estate issues, and has represented public sector clients, including public transportation agencies, in matters involving business disputes, the California Public Records Act and disputes involving complex infrastructure projects. Gabriela also has experience in anti-Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (anti-SLAPP) law.

Gabriela began her legal career as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Catherine E. Bauer of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California.  In this role, she drafted objective legal memoranda and recommended rulings covering a wide range of bankruptcy issues; researched topics including due process, fraud, and procedural issues; and reviewed motions and case law.  Shortly thereafter, Gabriela served the Orange County District Attorney’s Office as a Consumer and Environmental Protection Unit Law Clerk.  In this capacity, she reviewed case files, conducted legal research, and prepared summaries of legal arguments related to a variety of civil and criminal consumer and environmental law issues.

Prior to law school, Gabriela spent three years as a Special Projects Program Manager for EXP (formerly International Trade Education Programs, Inc.) where she cultivated relationships between government entities at the local, state, and federal level, businesses, and educators to serve students in diverse communities.  She specifically focused on creating and maintaining successful partnerships with the building trades, container ports, shipping lines, commercial real estate developers, and the transportation and logistics industry.


Speaking Engagements


Community & Professional

St. Thomas More Law Honor Society, Member

Association of Business Trial Lawyers – Los Angeles Chapter, Member

Los Angeles County Bar Association, Diversity in the Profession Section

Mexican American Bar Association, Member


Honors & Recognitions

Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, 2018 Best Business Brief and Best Oralist for the 3rd Preliminary Round Recognition

Mexican American Bar Foundation Scholarship Recipient, 2017

Joanne L. Freilich Scholar, 31st Annual Land Use Law & Planning Conference




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