Gauto is a Senior Attorney for CLINIC, based in Los Angeles. He provides training and technical assistance on immigration law, with an emphasis on matters relating to unaccompanied minors.
In 2013 he joined CLINIC after several years at Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, where he was the interim program director and lead immigration attorney. During his time at Esperanza, Gauto oversaw a large expansion of legal services to unaccompanied minors in removal proceedings.
He is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars and was an adjunct professor at La Verne College of Law in Ontario, California, where he taught immigration law. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, San Diego and is a graduate of the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.