LCW Announces Attorney Brett A. Overby Has Been Elevated to Senior Counsel

CATEGORY: Press Releases
CLIENT TYPE: Nonprofit, Private Education, Public Education, Public Employers
PUBLICATION: Liebert Cassidy Whitmore
DATE: Jan 24, 2024

LOS ANGELES – Liebert Cassidy Whitmore is pleased to announce that University of San Diego School of Law graduate Brett A. Overby has been named Senior Counsel, effective January 1, 2024.

Mark Meyerhoff, San Diego Office Managing Partner, stated “Brett has continued to excel, especially within LCW’s private school practice group, and she provides an excellent level of service to our clients. The Senior Counsel recognition is well-earned through a consistent record of meeting and surpassing firm expectations.”

Background on Our New Senior Counsel

Brett A. Overby, San Diego, represents employers in the areas of labor, employment, education, and business and facilities. Brett works extensively with private and independent schools on a wide range of matters, including enrollment agreements, employment contracts, waivers, employee and student/parent policies and handbooks, employee and student investigations, employee and student discipline, tuition disputes, terminations, severance agreements, wage and hour, leaves, privacy, and mandated reporting.

Brett also works with private and independent schools advising on construction occurring on campus, and advising and negotiating construction, design professional, solar power, third party vendor, independent contractor, facilities leases and licenses, services, transportation, and other contracts.  Brett also advises on nonprofit corporation formation and governance including, bylaws, articles of incorporation, best practices for maintaining tax-exempt status, business contracts, grant agreements, and donations, fundraising and endowments.

Brett prepares Liebert Cassidy Whitmore’s Private Education Legislative Roundup, and frequently presents trainings and workshops on a variety of legal and best practice topics for private and independent schools at conferences and for Liebert Cassidy Whitmore’s consortiums.

For public employers, Brett has experience working with, advising, and training community college districts, cities, counties, and special districts on a wide variety of labor, employment, and business and facilities matters, such as Title VI, and has experience working with charter schools.

Before joining Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, Brett was a legal clerk at the Chula Vista City Attorney’s Office and a legal intern in the Legal Services Division of the Sweetwater Union High School District.


Liebert Cassidy Whitmore serves as trusted advisors to public agencies, educational institutions, and nonprofits across California.  Our legal experts provide client focused services in litigation, labor relations, negotiations, employment, education, business, and construction. LCW delivers vital web-based and live training to clients, proactively helping them avoid problems.  Leveraging decades of expertise, we conduct impartial workplace investigations for California’s private sector employers. The firm has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Fresno, San Diego, and Sacramento.  For more information, visit our website: www.lcwlegal.com.



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