Daalia Refaat

Regional Council


Daalia Refaat is a lawyer with 20+ years of experience in all areas of corporate, employment, and business law. She began her legal career in London as an associate in the U.S. capital markets group of an international law firm. After returning to California, Daalia held positions with a number of local Santa Barbara law firms. In addition to her legal practice, Daalia translates her lifelong passion for social justice and equity into creating more inclusive and diverse spaces for individuals, and helped form the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team at Deckers Brands. She currently works as Senior Director, Legal Counsel for Deckers.

Daalia earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Religious Studies from UCSB and her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington DC. Daalia serves on the board of CALM as well as the Goleta Education Foundation, and she has previously served as a board member for the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation.

In her free time, you’ll find Daalia out running on the bluffs near Goleta, volunteering in the community, or spending time outdoors with her two very active sons.