Keynote Speaker Biography

Cheryl LottCheryl Lott, ’01, J.D, ’04, Buchalter Nemer Law Firm, Member UCLA Alumni Association Board

Cheryl M. Lott is a Shareholder in the firm’s litigation and labor and employment practice groups in Los Angeles. She is also the chair of the firm’s pro bono committee, and a former ex officio member of the firm’s board of directors. Lott represents corporate clients, organic farmers, banks, mortgage companies and other financial institutions in both state and federal court. Her practice focuses on general business and commercial litigation, class action defense, receivership and guaranty-related litigation, and labor and employment litigation.

In addition, Lott’s areas of emphasis include employment counseling, contract disputes, independent film finance disputes, unfair competition, deceptive trade practices, product liability, and creditors’ rights and fair debt collection practices.

Lott is a member of the UCLA Law Alumni Board and is recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer Rising Star for 2009 through 2014.

Lott earned her J.D. at the UCLA School of Law, with a concentration in critical race studies and specialization in corporate law. While at UCLA Law, she was awarded scholarships for academic achievement all three years of her law school career. Additionally, Lott served as Co-Chair for the Black Law Students Association, inter-organizational chair for La Raza Law Students Association, managing editor for the Chicano Latino Law Review, and convention coordinator for the National Black Law Students Association-Western Region. She received her B.A. in political science and African American studies, with a minor in Chicano studies at UCLA.