Office of General Counsel
Katina Ancar joined the Office of the General Counsel in January 2009. As primary counsel for the University’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR), Ms. Ancar is a strategic partner in ANR’s mission to build a bridge between UC’s academic research and its practical application throughout the state of California. She also has served as associate campus counsel for UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz. She practices in a variety of areas, including litigation, business transactions, employment, student disability accommodations, systemwide and campus-based tuition and fees, and housing.
Before joining the office, Ms. Ancar was a civil litigator at the law firm of Farella Braun + Martel. She spent several years with the National Center for Youth Law as a Skadden Fellow and staff attorney with a practice that emphasized class action civil rights litigation. Ms. Ancar also served as a judicial law clerk to Judge Susan Illston of the U.S. District Court in San Francisco. She earned her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and her law degree from Harvard Law School, where she was an Officer and an Editor of the Harvard Law Review.