Deepika S. Thompson is Special Counsel in the Long Beach office. She is a civil litigator and transactional attorney, and a member of the firm’s Business, Property and Construction and Litigation Practice Groups.
Her practice encompasses a wide variety of business, property, and public finance matters, with an emphasis on business and construction matters, contract formation and disputes. Her practice also extends to the California Public Records Act and contract procurement including prequalification, public bidding, contracting and conflicts of interest. She advises and represents school districts and community college districts regarding business matters and in all phases of planning and construction, and drafts and negotiates business, property, facility, and construction agreements, including construction documents and other construction-related professional services agreements.
Deepika’s practice is expanding to include the financing and refinancing of educational facilities for school districts, serving as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, and underwriter’s counsel on both long-term and short-term financings including general obligation bonds, certificates of participation, bond anticipation notes and tax and revenue anticipation notes.
Prior to joining the firm, she represented private sector clients primarily in the areas of business, construction, financial services, and real estate law, counseling clients on entity formation and management of corporate issues, representing and defending clients in mediation, and successfully writing and arguing motions in both federal and state court as well, including demurrers and motions to dismiss. She continues to successfully argue motions as a litigator with DWK.
While in law school, Deepika was a member of, and Articles Editor for, the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review.