Roman J. Muñoz is a Partner in Lozano Smith's Sacramento office. His areas of practice include labor and employment, litigation and governance.
He regularly advises governing boards and public agencies on a variety of legal matters, including labor relations, employee discipline and dismissal, employment litigation, contract administration, employee benefits, reductions in force, grievance arbitration, unfair labor practice proceedings, and board policies.
Prior to practicing as a public agency attorney, Mr. Muñoz worked in the California State Legislature and served as a non-commissioned officer in the United States Army.
Mr. Muñoz is a highly sought-after speaker who has presented on behalf of several leading statewide associations, including the California School Boards Association (CSBA), Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), and the California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO). His topics have ranged from negotiations and employee leaves to the Brown Act and the California Voting Rights Act.
Mr. Muñoz serves as a founding member of the Plaza Youth Advantage Program, a program that provides mentors for at-risk youth living in East Los Angeles. He is also a member of the California Council of School Attorneys (President, 2007), the California Bar Association, and the Sacramento Bar Association.
Mr. Muñoz earned his J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. He received a B.A. from California State University, Fresno. Mr. Muñoz successfully completed the Program on Negotiation at Harvard University.
Managing school board meetings in the face of disruption created by parents, employees, and members of the public can be challenging. This podcast will explore best practices to regulate this disruption and create rules and de-escalation techniques to ensure an orderly meeting. To explore this timely topic, co-host Joshua Whiteside
introduces a discussion on point between local governance experts and Lozano Smith partners, Roman Muñoz
from the Sacramento office and Chelsea Olson Murphy
from the San Luis Obispo office.