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

Crystal Ludlow to Serve as President-Elect on EBALA Board

Crystal Ludlow to Serve as President-Elect on EBALA Board

Firm Administrator, Crystal Ludlow, began her term as president-elect on the board of directors for the East Bay chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators. Crystal joined EBALA in 2020 and has served in various roles on the EBALA board of directors since 2021.

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Novus is Celebrating Four Years!

Novus is Celebrating Four Years!

Novus Law Firm, Inc. is proud to be celebrating our fourth anniversary. We are grateful for the support of our wonderful clients, collaborators, and colleagues and look forward to continuing to provide excellent legal advice and counsel for many more years to come....

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Natasha Baker to Present at SLMath Event on March 1, 2024

Natasha Baker to Present at SLMath Event on March 1, 2024

On March 1, Natasha Baker and Colette Patt, Assistant Dean, Mathematical & Physical Sciences Division at UC Berkeley will discuss the implications of the recent SCOTUS decision in Students for Fair Admissions v. President and Fellows of Harvard College in a...

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