Associate, Keker, Van Nest & Peters
Greg Washington is an attorney at Keker, Van Nest & Peters, where he represents plaintiffs and defendants in cases spanning the entire country. From contract disputes in federal court to habeas petitions in state court, Greg is an advocate across all sectors of the legal system. Greg was previously a communications consultant for African-American Voter Outreach with the Yes on 16 Campaign. In that role, he managed strategic communications efforts, coordinated business and civil rights leaders in support of the campaign, and placed dozens of op-eds throughout California’s media markets. Prior to his campaign work, Greg clerked for federal judges that sit on the Federal District Court of Connecticut and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. In his free time, Greg mentors law school applicants and law students seeking judicial clerkships. He is also an alum of the 2018 NLC Engaged Program with the Los Angeles NLC Chapter. Before law school, Greg worked on California’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The Office of Governor Jerry Brown selected Greg as an Executive Fellow, where he worked on the modernization of the state’s individual health insurance market. He later worked on the health benefits expansion of the Medi-Cal program for low-income Californians. Collectively, those programs have cut the uninsured population in half since 2013, with millions of additional Californians now enrolled in accessible and affordable health coverage. Greg is a proud alumnus of California’s public universities. He is a graduate from California State Fullerton, where he was President of the California State Student Association and represented the 450,000 students at California State University schools. There, Greg spearheaded advocacy efforts that led to increased funding and enrollment at CSU campuses, the passage of the middle-class scholarship program, and registration of tens of thousands of millennial voters. He graduated from the University of California Berkeley, School of Law, where he received the Stephen F. Jamison Award as the best advocate in his graduating class, won the James Patterson McBaine Moot Court Competition, and served as the Senior Articles & Essays Editor of the California Law Review. Greg is passionate about criminal justice, health care accessibility, education, and worker’s rights. When Greg isn’t working, he enjoys basketball, listening to podcasts, amateur photography, and even more amateur cooking—just in case he is ever asked to compete on Chopped.