Lataysia Starks is an associate in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's Century City office. 

Areas of Practice

Lataysia represents public and private companies in business and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other general corporate matters.

Professional and Educational Background

Lataysia graduated from UCLA School of Law, where she helped to pilot and became an Advanced Clinician in UCLA Law’s inaugural Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) Clinic.

Lataysia earned a specialization in Media, Entertainment, Technology and Sports Law and Policy and served as the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the National Black Law Journal, Co-President of the Entertainment Law Association, and a Legal Research and Writing Advisor. Lataysia was also a board member of the UCLA Law Review, the Sports Law Association, the Black Law Students Association, and the Womxn of Color Collective.

While in law school, Lataysia interned for Apple, Amazon Studios, Sheppard Mullin, and boutique entertainment law firms Walter Mosley Law and Ziffren Brittenham LLP.

Prior to law school, Lataysia was a Senior Procurement Consultant and a Team Lead at IBM. Using the expertise gained while earning her MBA, she collaborated with clients throughout many industries to advise on global strategic initiatives and negotiate various technology purchases.

While not working, Lataysia enjoys attending concerts, cooking, and mentoring youth and future law students.



Board of Directors, Crete Academy, 2022-present



J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2023

MBA, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2015

B.S., University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2014


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