Katrina J. Nepacena


  • location icon Walnut Creek, CA
    2185 N. California Blvd.
    Suite 300
    Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Katrina J. Nepacena is an associate in the Walnut Creek office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment Practice. 

Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Katrina defended clients in complex, multi-party litigation that often involved preparing for trial on shortened timelines. Her experience in labor and employment law includes developing preventative strategies for employers to comply with federal and California workplace laws. She has counseled management on various topics including parental and medical leaves, personnel investigations, and discrimination claims. Katrina has also worked in the areas of Native American law, municipal law, and education law.

Katrina externed for Judge Anthony J. Battaglia of the United States District Court, Southern District of California and interned for Judge Eddie C. Sturgeon of the San Diego Superior Court. Earlier in her legal career, she used her media and journalism background to help artists and entrepreneurs navigate the complexities of copyright and trademark law.


LexisNexis Legal Research and Professional Research

Pro Bono & Philanthropy

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS)

Foreign Languages



  • State Bar Admissions
    • California




California Western School of Law

Juris Doctor, 2014

  • Honors in Labor and Employment Law concentration
  • Dean's List
  • Pro Bono Honors Society
  • Public Service Honors Society
  • Recipient of Dean's Scholarship for Ethnic and Cultural Diversity (merit-based)
  • Scholarship Recipient from the Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego (PALSD)/ Filipino-American Lawyers of San Diego (FALSD)
  • Scholarship Recipient from the Korean-American Bar Association of San Diego (KABA-SD)
  • President of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA)
  • Academic Excellence Award for Legal Skills II
  • "Distinguished Advocate" Award

University of San Francisco

Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies with minors in Journalism and Philippine Studies, cum laude, 2007

  • Vice President of Kasamahan (Filipino-American student association)

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