Liebert Cassidy Whitmore Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers’ Inaugural 2021 “Ones to Watch” List

CATEGORY: Press Releases
CLIENT TYPE: Nonprofit, Private Education, Public Education, Public Employers, Public Safety
AUTHOR: Liebert Cassidy Whitmore
DATE: Aug 20, 2020

LOS ANGELESLiebert Cassidy Whitmore (“LCW”) is pleased to announce three Los Angeles associates have been named to Best Lawyers’ inaugural “Ones to Watch” list. Megan Atkinson was selected for Labor and Employment Law – Management, and Ronnie Arenas and Alysha Stein-Manes were selected for Litigation – Labor and Employment.

Best Lawyers’ “Ones to Watch” list is a recognition given to attorneys for their outstanding professional excellence who have been in practice for 5-9 years.  Nominees are selected through a rigorous peer-review process and must be in good standing with their local bar associations.

2021 Ones to Watch

Megan Atkinson represents public entity clients in labor and employment law matters.  She regularly defends against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour violations. Megan assists clients throughout the disciplinary process, from the initiation of an investigation through termination.  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.

Ronnie Arenas assists clients in matters pertaining to labor and employment law. He represents cities, counties, and public schools in legal matters arising out of public employment, including issues pertaining to discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and retaliation. Ronnie also regularly represents public employers before the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), the Los Angeles County Employee Relations Commission (ERCOM), and the Employment Development Department (EDD).

Alysha Stein-Manes represents public agencies and non-profit and public educational institutions at all levels of the litigation process in state and federal court.  She 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.  Alysha also represents public agencies in disciplinary hearings before the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) and in employment relations matters before the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB).

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


Liebert Cassidy Whitmore is a labor and employment law firm and provides comprehensive, responsive, and highly competent legal advice, representation, litigation services, negotiations and training to public entities, educational institutions and non-profit 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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