Ms. Speak began her legal practice in 2012 as a Civil Rights Fellow with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, specializing in employment, housing, and public accommodation discrimination. In 2014, following a one-year clerkship in the Southern District of New York with the Honorable Sarah Netburn, Ms. Speak returned to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing’s Los Angeles office as Staff Counsel, working on a variety of discrimination cases, including pregnancy discrimination, retaliation, disability discrimination, and gender discrimination. In addition, Ms. Speak was a teaching assistant for the DFEH clinic class at UC Irvine School of Law, teaching students how to investigate and mediate complaints of discrimination.
Ms. Speak is a graduate of Biola University and received a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary. She is an inaugural graduate of the University of California, Irvine School of Law, where she received graduation honors for her pro bono work and was a senior editor on law review.
UC Irvine School of Law (J.D. 2012, Pro Bono Honors)
Fuller Theological Seminary (M. Div. 2001)
Biola University (B.A. English 1994)
Admitted to Practice:
California State Bar; Federal Courts for the Eastern, Central, and Northern Districts of California