Arlin Kachalia, an associate in the San Francisco office of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, is experienced in various aspects of litigation before state and federal courts, from handling trial, law and motion, mediation, settlement and appeal matters. She has extensive deposition and written discovery experience and considerable litigation expertise in handling discrimination, harassment, and retaliation causes of action, for both local agency and education clients. Arlin represents the firm's clients in all aspects of employment law including responding to EEOC/DFEH charges, advising on employee discipline, drafting disciplinary notices and reprimands, reviewing policies, advising on family and medical leave, and conducting interactive process meetings. Arlin has also advised clients on matters pertaining to the Ralph M. Brown Act, Public Records Act, and conflicts of interest.
Arlin has worked on a number of education law matters and provides advice and counsel to school and community college districts regarding the Education Code and in such areas as employee discipline and other personnel matters. She has handled numerous labor matters, including grievances and unfair practice charges.
She has also authored Chapter 1 (Hiring) of the California Public Sector Employment Law book, State Bar of California/LexisNexis (2011).
Arlin received her Juris Doctorate at the Emory University School of Law in Atlanta and was admitted to the California Bar in 1997. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley.