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Attorneys

Greta A. Proctor
Partner

Professional Summary

Based in Los Angeles, Greta is experienced in California education and public agency law.  She represents charter schools and those in the education space, as well as hospitals, other nonprofits and public agencies.

For charter schools, Greta advises on a variety of operational, funding and regulatory issues.  These include governance, school policies, contracts, authorizer relations, ethical issues, funding restrictions, facility issues, student privacy, admissions and more.  She has counseled schools through regulatory and enforcement proceedings ranging from extraordinary audits by FCMAT to compliance reviews by federal agencies.  Schools regularly rely on Greta’s advice in charter renewals and new petitions, including appeals at the county and state.  Greta is actively engaged in education issues and policy.

Greta provides frequent trainings on topics such as the Brown Act, Public Records Act, avoiding conflicts of interest under the Political Reform Act and Government Code section 1090, and new legislation impacting her clients.  She is a regular presenter at conferences and workshops hosted by the California Charter Schools Association, Charter Schools Development Center, and National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.  She serves as a member of the NAPCS’ National Litigation Council, and has presented at the County Counsel’s Association of California on ethical issues for the public lawyer.

Prior to joining Procopio, Greta worked at Best Best & Krieger LLP where she assisted clients across broad areas of California public agency law.

Community

  • Alliance of Public Charter School Attorneys
  • American Bar Association
  • National Alliance for Public Charter Schools’ National Litigation Council
  • California Charter Schools Association
  • Charter Schools Development Center
  • Clairemont High School Academy of Business & Technology – Mentorship Program 2008-2016
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
  • New York County Lawyers’ Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • The State Bar of California

Education

  • JD, University of San Diego School of Law, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif (Best Oral and Written Advocate in her Lawyering Skills class, and received CALI awards for excellence in Administrative Law, Federal Courts, Constitutional Law, and Securities Regulation)
  • BA (Psychology), Sierra Nevada College, summa cum laude

News Coverage

  • "Procopio Helps Secure Five-Year Renewal of State's First Independent Parent Empowerment Charter School," March 15, 2016.
  • Montenegro Brown, Richard. “El Centro Council Hears Independent Review of Transfer Agreement,” Imperial Valley Press, May 6, 2015.
  • “Members On The Move,” Carlsbad Business Journal, April 1, 2015.
  • “Procopio Promotes Greta Proctor,” San Diego Metro Magazine, February 25, 2015.

Seminars

  • “A Conversation about Charter Schools’ Use of Federal Funds: Case Studies and Climate,” Charter Schools Development Center 2019 Leadership Conference, Anaheim, CA, December 3, 2019.
  • “AB 1505: Framework for Renewals,” Fall 2019 CCSA Attorney Network Seminar, Sacramento, CA, October 25, 2019.
  • Board Governance Training Workshop, hosted by the Ventura County Office of Education, Camarillo, CA, September 11, 2019.
  • “Be Ready for Financial Reviews: A Cautionary Tale of Escalated Scrutiny,” 26th Annual California Charter Schools (CCSA) Conference, Sacramento, CA, March 14, 2019.
  • “A Conversation about LAUSD Chartering: Substance and Process,” 26th Annual California Charter Schools (CCSA) Conference, Sacramento, CA, March 14, 2019.
  • “Essential Charter School Policies,” 26th Annual California Charter Schools (CCSA) Conference, Sacramento, CA, March 13, 2019.
  • “Pupil Fees and Appropriate Use of School Funds,” 26th Annual California Charter Schools (CCSA) Conference, Sacramento, CA, March 13, 2019.
  • “Charter Renewal, Appeal, and Revocation,” 26th Annual California Charter Schools (CCSA) Conference, Sacramento, CA, March 12, 2019.
  • “Resource Sharing Among Affiliated Schools: Best Practices Roundtable,” 26th Annual California Charter Schools (CCSA) Conference, Sacramento, CA, March 12, 2019.
  • “The Best (and Toughest) Board Meeting Ever: 2019 Edition,” 26th Annual California Charter Schools (CCSA) Conference, Sacramento, CA, March 12, 2019.
  • Renewal Plenary Session, 26th Annual California Charter Schools (CCSA) Conference, Sacramento, CA, March 11, 2019.
  • “Who is My Client & Other Ethical Conundrums for the Public Lawyer,” County Counsel’s Association of California Fall 2018 Study Section, San Diego, CA, October 25, 2018.
  • Charter School Governance Training, hosted by the Ventura County Office of Education, Camarillo, CA, September 11, 2018.
  • "Be Ready for Oversight Audits and Financial Reviews," 25th Annual California Charter Schools (CCSA) Conference, San Diego, CA, March 28, 2018.
  • "Home Offices, CMOs and resource sharing across schools: Workshop," 25th Annual California Charter Schools (CCSA) Conference, San Diego, CA, March 28, 2018.
  • "Navigating the Rough Waters of Charter Renewals, Appeals, and Revocations," 25th Annual California Charter Schools (CCSA) Conference, San Diego, CA, March 27, 2018.
  • "The Best (and Toughest) Board Meeting Ever: 2018 Edition," 25th Annual California Charter Schools (CCSA) Conference, San Diego, CA, March 27, 2018.
  • "A Conversation about LAUSD Chartering: Substance and Process,” 25th Annual California Charter Schools (CCSA) Conference, San Diego, CA, March 26, 2018.
  • “What’s Up, DACA? Addressing DACA Uncertainties, ICE Enforcement Activities and Related Maladies,” CCSA Attorney Network Seminar, San Diego, CA, February 9, 2018.
  • "Be Ready For Oversight Audits and Financial Reviews," The 24th Annual California Charter Schools Conference, March 23, 2017.
  • "Navigating the Rough Waters of Charter Renewals, Appeals and Revocations."  The 24th Annual California Charter Schools Conference, March 22, 2017.
  • “Can Charter Schools Do That? Pupil Fees and the Use of School Funds," The 24th Annual California Charter Schools Conference, March 22, 2017.
  • “Brown Act & Public Records Act Training: Come Check the Box," The 24th Annual California Charter Schools Conference, March 22, 2017.
  • “A Conversation About LAUSD Chartering: Substance and Process," The 24th Annual California Charter Schools Conference, Sacramento, CA, March 21, 2017.
  • "The Best Board Meeting Ever: Illustrating Best Practices," The 24th Annual California Charter Schools Conference, Sacramento, CA, March 21, 2017.
  • “Can You Do That With Charter School Money? Use of School Funds & Pupil Fees," The 23rd Annual California Charter Schools Conference, Long Beach, CA, March 17, 2016.
  • “Legal Compliance: It’s Not Weird Science,” The 23rd Annual California Charter Schools Conference, Long Beach, CA, March 17, 2016.
  • "Be Ready for Oversight Audits: What Board and Management Need to Know,” The 23rd Annual California Charter Schools Conference, Long Beach, CA, March 16, 2016.
  • "The Best (and Toughest) Board Meeting Ever: Best Practices Illustrated 3.0,” The 23rd Annual California Charter Schools Conference, Long Beach, CA, March 15, 2016.
  • “Brown Act & Public Records Act Training: Transparency is a Piece of Cake!” The 23rd Annual California Charter Schools Conference, Long Beach, CA, March 15, 2016.
  • “Navigating the Rough Waters of Renewals, Revocations and Appeals,” The 23rd Annual California Charter Schools Conference, Long Beach, CA, March 15, 2016.
  • “IRS Tax Exemption Issues for Charter Organizations in 2015: Achieving 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status for CMOs,” National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Spring 2015 Legal Seminar, Memphis, TN, April 16, 2015.
  • “Can You Do That With Charter School Money? Use of School Funds and Pupil Fees,” The 22nd Annual California Charter Schools Conference, Sacramento, CA, March 19, 2015.
  • “Survival 101: Successful Renewal Strategies and How to Handle Revocation,” The 22nd Annual California Charter Schools Conference, Sacramento, CA, March 18, 2015.
  • “Keeping Your Eyes on Your Own Paper: Copying and Growing Your School Model,” The 22nd Annual California Charter Schools Conference, Sacramento, CA, March 18, 2015.
  • “Running Your School in the Public Eye: Brown Act Basics and Public Records,” The 22nd Annual California Charter Schools Conference, Sacramento, CA, March 17, 2015.
  • “Walk Like An Exemption: Fast-Track and Maintain the Right Tax Exemption,” The 22nd Annual California Charter Schools Conference, Sacramento, CA, March 17, 2015.
  • “The Best (And Toughest) Board Meeting Ever: Best Practices Illustrated,” The 22nd Annual California Charter Schools Conference, Sacramento, CA, March 17, 2015.
  • “Tax Exempt Bonds: Are You Ready? What's the Plan? Can You Live With It?,” The 22nd Annual California Charter Schools Conference, Sacramento, CA, March 17, 2015.
  • “Can You Do That with Charter School Money? School Expenses and Pupil Fees,” The 21st Annual Charter Schools Conference, San Jose, CA, March 5, 2014.
  • "Legal Fundamentals of Charter Schools and Nonprofit Governance,” The 20th Annual Charter Schools Conference, San Diego, CA, March 12, 2013.
  • “Free Legal Clinic on Charter School and Nonprofit Governance,” The 20th Annual Charter Schools Conference, San Diego, CA, March 12, 2013.
  • “Making the Parent Empowerment Law Work,” The 20th Annual Charter Schools Conference, San Diego, CA, March 12, 2013.

Publications