Liebert Cassidy Whitmore Attorneys are Recognized by the 2022 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America

CATEGORY: Press Releases
CLIENT TYPE: Private Education, Public Education, Public Employers, Public Safety
PUBLICATION: Liebert Cassidy Whitmore
DATE: Aug 20, 2021

LOS ANGELES – August 20, 2021 – Liebert Cassidy Whitmore (LCW) is pleased to announce that Los Angeles attorneys Ronnie Arenas, Megan Atkinson & Alysha Stein-Manes have all been named to the 2022 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America list.  Arenas and Stein-Manes were both recognized for their excellence in Litigation – Labor and Employment while Atkinson was recognized for her outstanding work in Labor and Employment Law – Management.  This recognition marks Arenas, Atkinson and Stein-Manes’ second consecutive year receiving this distinction.

These recognitions are awarded to exceptional attorneys within the United States who have practiced less than 10 years and have shown professional excellence in private practice.  Best Lawyers candidates are nominated and vetted by fellow lawyers in a peer-review process that has remained steadfast since Best Lawyers was founded four decades ago.  The organization utilizes the expertise of lawyers as an ideal resource to provide feedback on the caliber of work performed by their peers.  Best Lawyers’ methodology includes peer nomination and review, analysis of feedback, an eligibility check to ensure nominees are in good standing with local bar associations and, finally, the release of results.

Liebert Cassidy Whitmore congratulates Megan, Ronnie, and Alysha on this well-deserved honor.

About Ronnie Arenas

Associate Ronnie Arenas represents public agencies in labor and employment law matters, with an emphasis on public safety and public education.  Arenas has experience in all phases of litigation and represents cities, counties, and public educational institutions against claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and retaliation.  He has successfully represented public agencies in discipline appeal hearings, grievance arbitrations, and unfair practice charges and routinely appears before Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), Los Angeles County Employee Relations Commission, the Employment Development Department, and impartial arbitrators and hearing officers.

About Megan Atkinson

Associate Megan Atkinson represents public entities in labor and employment law matters and provides clients with employment litigation services.  In addition to counseling public safety clients on a variety of employment law matters, Atkinson also assists throughout the disciplinary process, from the initiation of an investigation through termination.  She also litigates in both state and federal court and has experience from pre-litigation through trial.

About Alysha Stein-Manes

Associate Alysha Stein-Manes provides counsel to clients in labor, employment, and education law matters.  She primarily works as a litigator, representing public agencies and non-profit educational institutions at all levels of the litigation process in state and federal court.  Stein-Manes has litigated cases involving discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in the employment context; due process; right-to-work and union fee issues; student and employee disability interactive process and accommodations issues; and the Public Employees’ Retirement Law.  She also represents public agencies in disciplinary hearings before the Office of Administrative Hearings and in employment relations matters before the PERB.


About Liebert Cassidy Whitmore
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 and nonprofit organizations throughout California.  The firm has offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Fresno, and San Diego.  For more information, visit our website: www.lcwlegal.com.


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