Liebert Cassidy Whitmore Announces Four New Partners: Amy Brandt, Nathan Jackson, Alex Volberding and Casey Williams

CATEGORY: Press Releases
CLIENT TYPE: Nonprofit, Private Education, Public Education, Public Employers, Public Safety
PUBLICATION: Liebert Cassidy Whitmore
DATE: Oct 02, 2023

LOS ANGELES- Liebert Cassidy Whitmore (LCW) is pleased to announce that Amy Brandt, Nathan Jackson, Alex Volberding and Casey Williams have been named Partner, effective October 1, 2023.

“We extend our warmest congratulations to our newest Partners and join in celebrating their remarkable accomplishments on behalf of both our clients and the firm,” said J. Scott Tiedemann, Managing Partner of LCW.  “These individuals are not only dedicated, but also exceptionally talented and highly regarded team members who consistently deliver outstanding client service, ensuring the continuous growth of our firm.”

LCW has repeatedly been recognized as a firm that consciously works towards creating diverse, positive, and supportive environments to help drive the success of their attorneys.  Amy, Nathan, Alex and Casey have thrived at LCW, and we look forward to their continued success.  Each share a common love for the firm and dedication to our clients across the state.  As we continue to grow for the future, we warmly welcome these new partners and celebrate their accomplishments.

Background on Our New Partners

About Amy Brandt

Amy Brandt provides advice and counsel to clients in all matters pertaining to education, labor, and employment law. Amy works closely with community college and school district boards and administrators on various issues including HR matters like investigations, employee discipline, leaves, contracts, evaluations, layoffs and workforce reductions. In addition, Amy represents schools and public agencies in matters including arbitrations, defending claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, advising on Public Records Act compliance. Amy regularly represents clients before the California Civil Rights Department, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, California Office of Administrative Hearings, California Public Employee Relations Board, the Office for Civil Rights, and the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board.  Amy also has a breadth of experience supporting Districts on student matters including discipline, appeals, and civil rights issues. Amy also serves as lead negotiator for clients at the bargaining table. She has experience drafting and reviewing CBAs and MOUs, as well as managing bargaining unit grievances, including responses, mediations, arbitrations, and settlements.

In addition to being a prolific trainer, Amy is passionate about special education and supports schools in these matters, including advising and representing districts at IEP meetings, assessment and eligibility issues, manifestation determinations, and in due process hearings.

About Nathan Jackson

Nathan Jackson provides representation and counsel to clients in matters pertaining to labor and employment law.  Nathan is an aggressive litigator and has significant law and motion experience in state and federal courts, covering everything from complex discovery issues to dispositive motions. Nathan also has extensive experience responding to investigations initiated by California’s Department of Fair Employment & Housing (DFEH) and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). He has also been successful in mediating cases with the DFEH and EEOC. Nathan also assists clients in conducting workplace investigations.

About Alexander Volberding

Alex Volberding has spent much of his career working for and on behalf of public agencies in matters pertaining to labor law and labor relations. Alex is well-versed in bargaining strategy and tactics and negotiates collective bargaining agreements including Project Labor Agreements (“PLAs”), on behalf of public agency clients.  When he is not bargaining, Alex advises and counsels public agency clients on a wide range of labor relations matters from meet and confer obligations to factfindings to employee strikes. Alex regularly appears at and advocates for clients in administrative proceedings and in arbitrations.

Alex also serves a lead role in the firm’s workplace health and safety work, including on the firm’s COVID-19 Strike Team. In this capacity, Alex monitors federal and state laws and public health guidance, develops policies and practices that comply with relevant law, advises and counsels clients on such matters, and defends clients against alleged statutory and regulatory violations. Alex has authored numerous special bulletins on workplace health and safety issues and has conducted dozens of trainings on these issues, providing advice to hundreds of firm clients in the process.

About Casey Williams

Casey Williams’ dynamic practice is focused on helping mission-driven organizations achieve their goals while staying compliant and working through complex problems and challenging organizational moments. Casey’s practice focuses on guiding nonprofits through corporate formations, tax-exemption applications, corporate governance matters, grant and contract matters, gift/donation agreements, mergers, affiliations, and nonprofit dissolutions. She regularly advises on matters relating to business contracts for nonprofits, such as facilities use agreements, grant agreements, partnership agreements, fiscal sponsorship agreements, asset transfer agreements, and vendor contracts. In doing so, she advises on an array of issues unique to nonprofits, such as disputes among board members, managing volunteers, engaging in lobbying, grant compliance, and crisis management with board chairs, directors, and executive leadership.

Prior to focusing on nonprofit business matters, Casey was an experienced employment litigator, and she continues to advise and counsel nonprofits on almost every aspect of employment law. She regularly counsels nonprofit clients on wage and hour, discrimination, disability, leave, and employee relations matters. She also loves drafting employment documents such as handbooks, personnel policies, employment contracts, and helping organizations navigate difficult issues, such as layoffs, terminations, performance management, and workplace investigations, and wage and hour compliance.


Liebert Cassidy Whitmore is a labor, employment, and full service education law firm that provides comprehensive, responsive, and highly competent legal advice, representation, litigation services, negotiations and training to public entities, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations throughout California.  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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