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Anita LakhaniAnita Lakhani

Deputy City Attorney

Practice Areas

General municipal and transactional law practice, including drafting and reviewing ordinances, resolutions, contracts and other legal documents, as well as advising various City departments.

Background and Experience

Ms. Lakhani primarily practices in the areas of municipal law, public contracts, and related transactional matters, and advises various City departments including the Parks, Recreation & Marine Department and Health and Human Services Department. Ms. Lakhani advises the Homeless Services Advisory Committee, Citizen Police Complaint Commission and Public Safety Committee.

Prior to joining the Long Beach City Attorney's Office, Ms. Lakhani was a Deputy City Attorney for the Newport Beach City Attorney’s Office, and also worked in private practice at Alvarez-Glasman & Colvin.

Professional Affiliations

Ms. Lakhani is a member of the State Bar of California. She is admitted to practice law in California and before the United States District Court for the Central and Eastern Districts of California. Ms. Lakhani is an Attorney Volunteer with the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Domestic Violence Legal Services Project where she provides legal assistance in matters of domestic violence.


Ms. Lakhani received her B.A. from the University of California, Riverside in Political Science in 2012. She received her J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles in 2016 with concentrations in Corporate and Environmental Law. While in law school, Ms. Lakhani was a competing member of Loyola Law School’s Transactional Negotiation Team and served as a Legal Intern with the United States Small Business Administration and California Office of the Attorney General, Land Law Section.