LCW Announces Attorneys Megan Atkinson & Monica Espejo Have Been Elevated to Senior Counsel

CATEGORY: Press Releases
CLIENT TYPE: Nonprofit, Private Education, Public Education, Public Employers, Public Safety
PUBLICATION: Liebert Cassidy Whitmore
DATE: Jun 04, 2024

LOS ANGELES- Liebert Cassidy Whitmore is pleased to announce that Megan Atkinson and Monica Espejo have been named Senior Counsel, effective June 1, 2024.

“We are committed to a selective process in awarding the Senior Counsel title,” said J. Scott Tiedemann, LCW’s Firmwide Managing Partner. “This classification is given to attorneys like Megan and Monica, who possess extensive experience, excel in our practice areas, and consistently exceed the firm’s high standards. They offer top-quality services and have achieved excellent results for LCW clients. We look forward to their continued growth with LCW.”

Background on Our New Senior Counsel

Megan Atkinson works from the Los Angeles office of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, where she provides advice and counsel regarding a variety of employment law matters.  She focuses her practice on public safety employment issues, including the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act and the Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights Act.  She regularly assists clients throughout the disciplinary process, from the initiation of an investigation through termination.

Megan also represents public entities in labor and employment litigation.  She regularly defends against claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.  She litigates in both state and federal court and has experience from pre-litigation through trial.  Megan was selected to the Southern California Rising Stars list from 2019 through 2023.  She was also honored as a Best Lawyers’ Ones to Watch from 2021 through 2024 in the area of Labor and Employment Law – Management.

Monica M. Espejo works from Liebert Cassidy Whitmore’s Sacramento office where she provides representation and counsel to employers in matters pertaining to labor & employment and education.  Monica works closely with private and independent schools guiding clients on a wide array of issues including employee and student discipline issues, investigations, terminations, contract disputes, and leave and accommodation issues.  She also defends public agency clients against claims of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. Monica’s practice included handling disputes through all phases of litigation from the pleading stage through trial, and she draws on this experience to help clients avoid litigation.  Monica also provides advice and counsel to clients on employment-related claims and has conducted investigations into allegations of harassment and misconduct.


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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