Higher Education Law • Employment Law • Hospitality Law

Client Forward

Novus means always moving forward for and with our clients.

We are always looking for opportunities to create successful outcomes today and into the future.

Client First

Novus means building our practice around clients’ needs first.

We are committed to client-focused innovation, embracing technology and alternative billing practices to better serve our clients.

Client Focused

Novus means being focused on our clients’ needs from their perspective.

We are engaged thought leaders in our areas of expertise and our counsel is informed as much by developments in society as in the law.

As fearless thinkers, we advise our clients (institutions of higher education and California private sector employers) in the areas where we have significant depth of legal and practical knowledge:

  • California & Federal Employment (Advice, Policy Work, and Training)
  • Faculty Labor Relations
  • Higher Education Governance
  • High-Level Internal Investigations
  • Strategic Partnerships and Mergers in Higher Education
  • Student Affairs (Advice, Policy Work, and Training)

As problem solvers, we are not satisfied with an answer that does not work for our clients. We leverage legal technology solutions and consortium-based approaches to help efficiently address the escalating legal issues that our clients are facing. We collaborate with policymakers, other law firms, and industry associations to get the best, most cost-effective results for our clients.  

As engaged community members, we believe in better, more equitable working and educational environments. We help clients who want to lawfully implement pay equity, effective labor relations, diversity and inclusivity goals, sexual harassment mitigation techniques, and other best practices. 


1. (novae res, f. pl. = revolution)
2. new, fresh
3. unusual, extraordinary

Recent News

Olivia Perry, Senior Attorney, Has Joined the Novus Team

Novus is excited to announce that Olivia Perry has joined our team. Olivia brings significant experience providing advice and counsel to employers on a wide variety of issues in California and federal employment law. Olivia has also served as an investigator for...

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Novus Law Firm to Attend 2023 NACUA Annual Conference

Novus Law Firm to Attend 2023 NACUA Annual Conference

Natasha Baker and Andrew Shaw are attending NACUA's 63rd Annual Conference being held June 27 through 30 in Chicago Illinois. NACUA's Annual Conference focuses on current issues and legal developments in the field of higher education law and affords attorneys the...

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