Mike Abril Ember leadership team

Mike Abril
Chief Legal Officer

Mike Abril is the Chief Legal Officer for Ember Education and the Corporate Secretary for San Joaquin Valley College, Inc. His title and responsibilities transfer to Ember Education from San Joaquin Valley College where he has served as Vice President of Legal and Regulatory Affairs since 2012.

As Chief Legal Officer, Mike supervises the Ember Education legal department, which comprises corporate counsel, paralegals, a contract manager and legal technicians. As Corporate Secretary for San Joaquin Valley College, Inc., Mike is responsible for ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and for safeguarding the implementation of the Board of Directors’ decisions.

Mike brings more than 25 years of private practice to Ember Education that includes years with national law firms. He combines his legal acumen with 10 years of teaching as an adjunct instructor for non-profit and for-profit post-secondary institutions.

He previously served as Co-Chair of the Agribusiness Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California. He is a member of California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS), Career Education Colleges and Universities, the Association of Corporate Counsel, the American Bar Association, the California State Bar, and serves as Secretary for the Kern County Bar Association In-House section.

Mike was awarded a Juris Doctor at University of Southern California where he earned his Master’s in Business Administration. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Davis.