LCW Announces Three New Partners: Linda Adler, Jennifer Rosner and Max Sank

Category: Press Release
Date: Oct 2, 2018 01:01 PM


LOS ANGELES - Liebert Cassidy Whitmore (LCW) is pleased to announce that Linda Adler, Jennifer Rosner and Max Sank have been named Partner effective October 1, 2018. Adler, based in the San Francisco office and member of the firms Private Education Practice Group, represents colleges and universities throughout California in disputes regarding employment and student matters. Rosner, in the firm’s Los Angeles office, provides representation and legal counsel to LCW’s city, county, special district and public safety clients. Sank, also from the Los Angeles office, represents private educational institutions on a broad range of employment law matters and student issues.

“We are extremely proud to welcome this group to the partnership,” said J. Scott Tiedemann, Managing Partner of LCW. “Linda, Jennifer and Max are experts in their respective areas of law and embody the qualities that our clients expect from LCW. We are very fortunate to call them our partners and look forward to their contributions for years to come."

Background on Attorneys

Adler advises on business and risk management practices and policies in the areas of preventing harassment claims, student discipline and expulsion, faculty and staff discipline and termination, equal employment opportunity law compliance, and contracts. She also regularly conducts training classes for faculty, staff and administrators on sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation and disability accommodations. Adler received her JD from Santa Clara School of Law. 

Rosner is a prolific litigator with experience in lawsuits involving discrimination, harassment and retaliation, disciplinary and due process issues. She has been successful in obtaining summary judgments on behalf of clients in both state and federal court and has extensive appellate and administrative appeal experience. Rosner also works closely with local agencies on every facet of the disability accommodation process and is a sought-after speaker on topics such as disability and the interactive process, managing the marginal employment, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Rosner received her JD at Loyola Marymount University School of Law.

Sank’s areas of expertise include the interactive process and reasonable accommodations for employees and students, workplace and student investigations, employment/enrollment agreements (including arbitration agreements), and student discipline. He is passionate about advising clients on employment law and student matter issues to help them avoid disputes when possible. Sank is also one of the firm’s top litigators and has successfully defended schools in matters brought by employees and students, such as racial harassment, age discrimination, and breach of employment and enrollment agreements. Sank received his JD from the University of Southern California School of Law.


 With more than 80 attorneys throughout five offices, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore is California’s largest education and public sector labor and employment firm. The firm advises public agencies, private schools and non-profit organizations in labor relations, investigations, administrative proceedings, preventative training, public safety, audit services, litigation and more.

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