Ashley E. Zambrano

Associate

ashley.zambrano@bbklaw.com

Tel: (916) 551-2836

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At a Glance

Ashley primarily focuses on public agency litigation and transactional and advisory work for cities and other local governmental agencies.

She routinely assists and represents cities in responding to Pitchess motions seeking confidential peace officer personnel records.

Ashley researches and drafts local regulations and ordinances related to newly emerging issues, including the legalization of marijuana.

Ashley Zambrano primarily focuses on public agency litigation and transactional and advisory work for cities and other local governmental agencies as an associate in the Municipal Law and Labor & Employment practice groups at Best Best & Krieger LLP.

Ashley routinely assists cities in drafting and implementing local regulations and ordinances related to a wide array of new and complex issues. These include local land use and regulatory measures aimed at preserving local control over the increasing statewide legalization of personal and commercial marijuana uses. Ashley enjoys helping public clients navigate an ever-changing political and social climate by highlighting the policy choices and options available for local agencies. She has drafted successful local tax ballot measures, and assists clients in handling public records requests, local permitting requirements, and other everyday issues facing public agencies.

Ashley regularly represents cities in responding to Pitchess motions seeking confidential peace officer personnel records, and has appeared in criminal and juvenile divisions of the Yolo and Sacramento superior courts. Ashley also assists with local property and code enforcement matters for the firm’s city clients. She previously assisted cities facing bad faith bargaining charges filed with the Public Employment Relations Board, and also assisted in the defense of a private client against unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board.

Prior to joining BB&K, Ashley worked as a summer and post-bar law clerk at the League of California Cities in Sacramento. While there, Ashley assisted with the League’s amicus program and analyzed a wide variety of legal and legislative issues presenting statewide significance for California cities, including prevailing wage, legislative invocations and anti-SLAPP actions.

Ashley obtained her law degree magna cum laude from the University of San Francisco School of Law. While in law school, Ashley externed at the First District Court of Appeal for the Honorable James A. Richman. Ashley also worked as legal intern for the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office in the Complex and Special Litigation Department. As a first-year law student, Ashley worked at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, a joint United Nations and Cambodian special tribunal prosecuting the senior-most leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime.

Prior to attending law school, Ashley earned her bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of Southern California. While at USC, Ashley studied the Arabic language and studied abroad in Cairo, Egypt. She is originally from Bakersfield, Calif. Ashley is licensed to practice law in the State of California.

Education

  • University of San Francisco, School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Southern California, B.A., international relations, cum laude


Awards

  • Academic Achievement Award, USF School of Law
  • McAuliffe Honor Society Member & Scholarship Recipient


Leadership

  • Executive Director, USF Moot Court Program, 2013-2014

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