Margherita Giubilei graduated from the University of Bologna School of Law and received her LL.M. from UCLA School of law, where she was awarded the Dean’s Excellence Award, a scholarship granted to fewer than 10% of applicants. At UCLA Law, Margherita specialized in Civil Litigation and Advocacy and actively engaged in the legal community as the LL.M. representative of the Sports Law Federation and as a member of UCLA Women LEAD. Her dedication and leadership were further exemplified when she was chosen as the Commencement Speaker, representing her graduating class.
In her professional legal career, Margherita served as a Judicial Intern at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (First Judicial District of Pennsylvania) and worked at different law firms in both Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Her legal expertise revolved around civil litigation, where her contributions played a pivotal role in the successful handling of complex legal matters spanning national and international jurisdictions.
In December 2023, Margherita joined AlderLaw as an attorney after successfully passing the California bar exam and achieving admission to the State Bar of California.
Originally from Italy, Margherita began her American journey as an NCAA student-athlete, playing in the women’s basketball team of Goldey-Beacom College while pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. During her time at Goldey-Beacom, she received multiple academic awards including the Academic Achievement Award and the Criminal Justice Award, which recognized her as the student with the highest GPA in her course of study. In addition to her academic achievements, Margherita excelled as a student-athlete, serving as the captain of the women’s basketball team and consistently making it to the Academic Honor Roll of the Central Athletic Collegiate Conference (CACC) throughout her collegiate career. Her dedication and academic prowess were further acknowledged in her final season when she received the D-II ADA Academic Achievement Award, the Highest Team GPA Award, and a place on the 2017-18 CACC Women’s Basketball All-Academic Team, an honor reserved for players with the highest GPAs in the conference. Margherita also played professional basketball in Italy for several years.