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Mónica Ramírez Almadani
Special Counsel
Los Angeles +1 424 332 4762 mralmadani@cov.com Download V-card

Mónica Ramírez Almadani practices in Covington’s White Collar Defense and Investigations practice group. She advises and represents clients in sensitive, high-stakes internal investigations, government enforcement matters, and commercial litigation.

Ms. Almadani has significant experience managing complex and sensitive legal and policy issues, as well as supervising federal and state criminal and civil investigations and litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Almadani served as a Special Assistant Attorney General and Senior Advisor to former California Attorney General and U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris. As a member of the Attorney General’s senior management team, Ms. Almadani assisted the Attorney General in formulating and implementing California Department of Justice policies and advised on significant legal questions facing the State. She also served as liaison to the Department’s Civil Rights Division and Criminal Division, overseeing investigations and enforcement actions, including cases involving public corruption and financial fraud brought by the Financial Fraud and Special Prosecutions Section.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member, Mexican American Bar Foundation

Previous Experience

  • Special Assistant Attorney General, California Department of Justice
  • Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California
  • Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), National Legal Department, Immigrants' Rights Project
  • The German Marshall Fund of the United States, Marshall Memorial Fellow (2013)
  • San Francisco La Raza Lawyers’ Association, Attorney of the Year Award (2009)
  • Profiled in The Recorder, “Giving Immigrants a Voice” (2008)
  • Equal Justice Works Fellow (2005-2007)