Aleks Giragosian is our firm’s newest associate. He joins our Pasadena office as a member of the municipal advisory and litigation practice groups.
Before joining CH&W, Aleks was an associate at a law firm that serves as contract city attorney to two Southern California cities. His practice included a mix of litigation and advisory services. Aleks has negotiated and drafted purchase and sale agreements for the sale of public property following the dissolution of California’s redevelopment agencies, provided advice to clients on new developments in public law, and litigated code enforcement and other matters.
Aleks previously served as a Legal Fellow in the Glendale City Attorney’s Office, where he drafted ordinances and prosecuted misdemeanor violations of the Glendale Municipal Code. In addition, he worked closely with city staff to revise Glendale’s local California Environmental Quality Act guidelines to clarify its procedural steps and incorporate recently enacted regulations.
While in law school, Aleks worked for a number of state and local agencies, including the California Attorney General, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, and the California Public Utilities Commission.
Aleks graduated from UCLA with a Juris Doctor and a Master’s in Public Policy, earning the school’s prestigious Outstanding Academic Achievement Award. Aleks also received the Dukakis Fellowship and the Leadership in Sustainability Certificate awarded by UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.
On behalf of the attorneys and staff at CH&W, we warmly welcome Aleks to the team.