Amy Brandt

Amy Brandt Associate

Amy Brandt is an Associate in Liebert Cassidy Whitmore’s San Francisco office where she provides advice and counsel to clients in all matters pertaining to education, labor, and employment law. Amy works closely with school district management and leaders on various issues such as employee investigations, employee discipline, civil rights issues, student discipline, contract interpretation, contract drafting, and community partnerships. In addition, Amy represents schools and public agencies in matters including arbitrations, defending claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and advising on Public Records Act compliance. Amy regularly represents clients before the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Office of Civil Rights.

Amy also serves as lead negotiator for clients at the bargaining table. She has experience drafting and reviewing MOUs, as well as managing all bargaining unit grievances, including investigations, responses, mediations, arbitrations, and settlements.

Prior to joining LCW, Amy worked at the Office of the General Counsel for the Oakland Unified School District. She graduated cum laude from San Francisco State University where she was a Presidential Scholar and received her Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.

 

Education

  • JD, University of California, Hastings College of Law

  • BA, San Francisco State University

Aug 27, 2020

New State Guidance for Small Cohorts of Children from Governor and Department of Public Health

On Tuesday, August 25, 2020, the California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) issued guidance for the use of small “cohorts” and groups of children and youth in order to deliver limited, in-person child supervision and instruction services. This “Cohorting Guidance,” applies to children and youth who attend or participate in controlled, supervised and indoor environments that are operated by local education agencies (“LEAs”), nonprofit organizations or other authorized providers, including public and private schools, child-care facilities, organized care, recreational programs, youth groups, before and after school programs, and day camps.

Education

  • JD, University of California, Hastings College of Law

  • BA, San Francisco State University

4 February 2021
Consortium Trainings

The Art of Writing the Performance Evaluation

Northern CA CCD ERC Webinar
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30 November 2020
Speaking Engagements

Lessons Learned: Board Governance During COVID-19

California Council of School Attorneys (CCSA) Legal Symposium for Experienced Board Members Webinar
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6 November 2020
Consortium Trainings

Leaves, Leaves and More Leaves

Central CA CCD ERC Webinar
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5 October 2020
Customized Trainings

Special Education

Morgan Hill Unified School District Webinar
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30 September 2020
Customized Trainings

Special Education

Morgan Hill Unified School District Webinar
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Education

  • JD, University of California, Hastings College of Law

  • BA, San Francisco State University

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