CSU General Counsel
Gale S. Baker
Gale S. Baker

Gale S. Baker

Gale S. Baker joined the Office of General Counsel in June 1995. Previously, she was in private practice with the Los Angeles office of Perkins Coie, handling complex business litigation with an emphasis on the defense of significant legal malpractice conflict of interest claims. Gale currently serves as University Counsel to California State University, Northridge, and has in the past been University Counsel to the Long Beach, Maritime, Chico and East Bay campuses. She is the Team Leader of the Academic/Student Affairs Team and is also a resource attorney on Affirmative Action, First Amendment, Title IX Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation issues.


  • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles (1989) Order of the Coif
  • B.A., Philosophy, California State University, Fullerton (1985) Summa Cum Laude

Legal Organizations and Activities:

  • Gale served for a number of years as a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee

Publications and Speaking Engagements:

  • Contributing editor to “Attorney Ethics,” California Practice Handbook, (Matthew Bender 1993)

Telephone No. (562) 951-4500
Fax No. (562) 951-4956
E-mail Address: gbaker@calstate.edu

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Last Updated: May 13, 2016