Jessica Espinoza, Principal Campus Counsel

Jessica Espinoza joined the UCSC Office of Campus Counsel in 2019. Jessica advises on a wide array of legal matters including risk, student affairs and conduct, disability services and access, finance and investments, public information requests and FERPA.

Prior to joining UC Legal, Jessica worked as an Assistant County Counsel with the County of Santa Cruz for 13 years. At Santa Cruz County, Jessica handled a variety of litigation including general civil litigation, civil rights claims, tort liability and financial litigation involving tax and bankruptcy matters. She also advised numerous county clients, including the Sheriff-Coroner, the Risk Management Department, the Office of the Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector and advised on all CPRA matters.  Jessica earned her BA from Wellesley College and her JD from Duke University School of Law. Jessica is also a member of the State Bar of Nevada.