Andrea Obando graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where she was a member of the California Law Review, and served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Berkeley La Raza Law Journal and administrative editor of the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law. During law school, Ms. Obando volunteered with Legal Aid at Work’s Workers’ Rights Clinic, as well as the Workers’ and Tenants’ Right Clinic of Centro Legal de La Raza. She also served as an extern in the National Origin section of Legal Aid at Work.
Ms. Obando has dedicated her career to advocating for the rights of workers. Prior to joining King & Siegel, Ms. Obando was an associate at Feinberg, Jackson, Worthman & Wasow LLP, where she represented workers, engaged in class litigation and administrative advocacy related to civil rights and healthcare justice, and consulted with labor unions regarding progressive policy goals. She began her legal career as an Equal Justice Works Fellow at Equal Rights Advocates, where she advocated on behalf of low-wage women in the workplace, including on issues of equal pay, sexual harassment, and discrimination.
In her free time, Ms. Obando enjoys traveling to new places, cooking, and trying her hand at gardening.