Marina L. Ramirez is an Associate in Lozano Smith's Los Angeles Office. Ms. Ramirez represents school districts, county offices of education and state agencies in matters related to labor and employment, bargaining and negotiations, governance and leadership, technology, Title IX, litigation, facilities and business, investigations, student services, special education, and implications of marijuana.
Ms. Ramirez works closely with Superintendents, board members, and other administrators to ensure school district board policies and administrative regulations are updated and compliant with current federal and state law. She guides clients through applicable legal authorities, including the Education Code, Government Code, California Code of Civil Procedure, California Public Records Act, EERA, FERPA, ADA, IDEA, FEHA, Title IX, Title VII, California Tort Claims Act, Brown Act, California Administrative Procedures Act, a diverse array of school district board policies, administrative regulations and collective bargaining agreements, and other relevant case law and federal and state statutes and regulations.
Ms. Ramirez received her Juris Doctor from the University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law, and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Mexican-American Studies and Africana Studies, from the University of Arizona. While in law school, Ms. Ramirez was an Associate Editor for the UDC Law Review. She is also a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Alumni Association, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.