Mellissa E. Gallegos

Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

Mellissa Gallegos represents and advises California school districts, community college districts, and county offices of education in all education and employment law matters, including employee evaluation, discipline and dismissal, reasonable accommodation, interactive meetings, and restraining orders. She also assists with California Public Records Act responses; collective bargaining issues; and defending employers against allegations of discrimination with the Civil Rights Department and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Ms. Gallegos’ state-wide practice also includes conducting prompt and effective investigations, including complaints of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, including Uniform Complaints, Office of Civil Rights, Title 5, and Title IX investigations for both K-12 school districts and higher education institutions. She also serves as a hearing officer for Title IX hearings.

Ms. Gallegos is the Co-Chair of the AALRR’s Women’s Leadership Committee. She regularly presents at conferences for state-wide educational organizations, including the California School Board Association (CSBA), the California Latino School Boards Association (CLSBA), the California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators (CALSA), the Association of Chief Human Resource Officers/Equal Employment Officers (ACHRO/EEO), and the Community Colleague League of California (CCLC).