NAAG Roles

Faculty, Center for Legal Advocacy and Faculty Development

Ms. Whitney is a Deputy Attorney General V in the Torts & Condemnation Section in the Sacramento office of the California Attorney General. She joined the AGO in 2000, after 11 years as a business and real estate litigator in San Diego. Ms. Whitney tried several high-profile cases in federal trial and appellate courts, as well as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, arising out of market manipulations by energy providers such as Enron, was lead of a class action against the Department of Corrections, lead representing the AG in ballot initiative litigation, and was lead in eleven coordinated cases involving the Oroville Dam spillway incident of February 2017. Ms. Whitney served as a member of the statewide Appellate Team for the Correctional Law Section, and currently represents the AG and former AG Harris in high-profile federal cases. She has handled more than 60 appeals and numerous trials. Ms. Whitney is NITA-certified trial skills instructor and is a member of the NAGTRI National Faculty. She is a 1989 graduate of USD School of Law, received a B.S. in Criminology from California State University, Fresno, and has a degree in English Law from the University of Kent, Canterbury, England.