12800 Center Court Drive
Cerritos, CA 90703
Jacquelyn Takeda represents California school districts and county offices of education in a variety of labor and employment and general education matters, including employee disciplinary actions, leaves of absence, reasonable accommodation of employee disabilities, employment discrimination, and wage and hour law. She also assists with Uniform Complaint investigations and responses; California Public Records Act responses; collective bargaining issues, including defending and presenting unfair practice charges before the Public Employment Relations Board; and defending employers against allegations of discrimination with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Ms. Takeda received her bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in educational studies from the University of California, Irvine, and her Juris Doctor from University of San Diego School of Law. While in law school, she received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Law & Politics of Educational Policy Development, in addition to a USD School of Law Scholarship. She was also the Symposium Editor and Social Relations Editor for the San Diego Law Review.
During law school, she interned with the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA), assisting the Legal Advocacy Team with research and providing CCSA members with legal services. She also interned with San Diego Unified School District Legal Services, handling a variety of matters including certificated and classified employee discipline cases, various student issues, facilities issues, and special education issues for attorneys and other district personnel.
Awards and Recognitions
USD School of Law scholarship recipient
CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Law & Politics of Educational Policy Development