Alysha Stein-Manes provides representation and counsel to LCW clients in all matters pertaining to labor, employment, and education law.
Prior to joining Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, Alysha served as a policy analyst in former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa's Office of Education where she wrote briefings and memoranda and devised communications strategies for the Mayor regarding Los Angeles Unified School Districts proposals, state and federal policy, and other education-related initiatives. In addition, while at the Office of Education, Alysha tracked and advocated for federal grants and legislation at local, state and federal levels and oversaw collaboration with mayoral and school district staff, labor, business and other stakeholders to improve educational outcomes for the children of Los Angeles.
While in law school, Alysha participated in the Boston University School of Law Civil Litigation Clinic where she represented indigent clients in housing, employment, and consumer rights matters. She also interned for the Children's Law Center in Washington, D.C., where she researched mental health, special education and child welfare issues, conducted investigations, and successfully argued a motion in a neglect proceeding. Alysha also served as an editor for the Boston University School of Law Public Interest Law Journal, where her article about the state constitutionality of seniority-based teacher layoff policies was published.
Alysha received her BA in Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley where she graduated with highest honors, and her JD from Boston University School of Law, where she graduated cum laude.