Dakota Speas is an associate in Quinn Emanuel’s Los Angeles office. Prior to joining the firm in 2019, Dakota served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ferdinand F. Fernandez on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. While in law school, Dakota worked as a technical editor for the California Lawyers Association. In addition, he supported multiple professors in his capacity as a teaching assistant and a legal writing fellow.
- University of Southern California Gould School of Law
(J.D., Order of the Coif, 2018)
- University of California, San Diego
(B.A., Political Science and International Relations, summa cum laude, 2015)
- Provost Scholar
- Law Clerk to the Honorable Ferdinand F. Fernandez:
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2018-2019