Casey Williams

Casey Williams Associate

Casey is an employment litigator and nonprofit business attorney, based in Liebert Cassidy Whitmore’s San Francisco office. Her dynamic practice is focused on helping mission-driven organizations achieve their goals while staying compliant and working through complex disputes.

Casey is an experienced employment litigator, with trial, mediation, and pre-litigation experience. She regularly counsels clients on wage and hour, discrimination, disability, and leave matters. She also loves drafting employment documents such as handbooks, termination letters, and releases, as well as advising on discipline, investigations, and wage and hour compliance. Her representative litigation work includes drafting motions for summary judgment and motions to dismiss, handling all facets of discovery, including e-discovery, and facilitating successful resolutions.

In addition to serving as employment counsel, Casey also assists nonprofits with their unique business needs. This work includes guiding nonprofits through corporate formations, tax-exemption applications, corporate governance matters, and nonprofit dissolutions. She regularly reviews and drafts contracts for nonprofits, including grant agreements, resource sharing agreements, fiscal sponsorship agreements, corporate sponsorship agreements, and licensing and intellectual property related agreements. In addition to employment issues, she also advises boards and executive directors on protecting intellectual property, working with volunteers, engaging in lobbying activities, and managing grant relationships.  

Prior to joining Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, Casey worked for a full-service business firm in Oakland where she practiced employment and nonprofit law. She also worked as an instructor for five years at the College of Extended Learning, San Francisco State University, where she taught a survey course on employment law for Human Resources professionals.

In law school, Casey served as an extern for the Hon. Claudia Wilken of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. During law school, she served as a production editor for the UC Hastings Science & Technology Law Journal and was a member of the board of the moot court team. 

Professional and Community Involvement

Casey is a member of the Board of Directors of the Volunteer Legal Services Corporation and the Unity Council.  She is a member in good standing of the Alameda County Bar Association, where she served on the Executive Committee of the Barristers Section, and Commissioner of the Judicial Appointments Evaluation Committee.  Casey is also the former Supervising Volunteer Attorney for the Low Income Landlord Clinic, Volunteer Legal Services Corporation. She also served as a member of the Earl Warren American Inn of Court from 2015-2017.

Recognitions

Casey is the recipient of the Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services, State Bar of California in 2013-2016.

Education

  • JD, University of California, Hastings College of Law

  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

Sep 1, 2020 On-Demand Training
Private Company: 1-hour Non-Supervisory Harassment Prevention Training
Oct 1, 2020 Business & Facilities

AB 713 – Creates a New Healthcare Related Exemption from the California Consumer Privacy Act

In 2018, California lawmakers passed the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), giving California residents a number of consumer privacy rights, including the right to find out what personally identifying information for-profit companies are collecting about them, to opt out of having such information collected, and to have that information deleted.

Sep 28, 2020

Department of Labor Issues Revised Regulations Concerning the Families First Coronavirus Response Act – September 14, 2020

On September 11, 2020, the Department of Labor ("DOL") announced three revisions it was making to the regulations concerning the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA") (29 C.F.R. § 826.) The revised regulations will take effect on September 16, 2020. 

Jun 22, 2020

OSHA Issues Guidance on Reopening Business and Returning Employees to Work

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthy workplaces for their employees. On June 18, 2020, the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued guidance, including frequently asked questions, in order to assist employers reopen businesses and return their non-essential employees to work in a safe manner.

 

May 13, 2020

SBA Grants Safe Harbor For Good Faith Need Certification For PPP Loans Under $2 Million

On April 24, 2020, the SBA extended a safe harbor to employers who applied for a Payroll Protection Program (“PPP”) loan on or before April 23, 2020 - but who were now questioning whether they could certify in good faith that the loans were needed to support ongoing operations. A PPP loan borrower who repaid the loan in full by May 7, 2020, would be automatically deemed by the SBA to have made the required good faith certifications regarding their need for the PPP loan. On May 5, 2020, the SBA extended this safe-harbor deadline from May 7, 2020 to May 14, 2020, and also stated that it would issue additional guidance on how to assess need for certification purposes.

May 12, 2020

Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order Establishing Workers’ Compensation Presumption Regarding Contraction of COVID-19

On May 6, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-62-20 establishing “presumptive eligibility” for workers’ compensation benefits to any employee who is directed to report to their place of employment and then subsequently contracts COVID-19 during the time period between March 19 and July 5, 2020. As applied to nonprofit employers, this Order covers all nonprofit employees who were designated by their respective employers as “essential employees,” exempted from stay home orders, and directed to report to work since the Governor issued the stay-at-home order on March 19, 2020.  

May 6, 2020

Safe Harbor Deadline To Return PPP Loans Extended From May 7 To May 14

On April 24, 2020, the SBA gave an option to borrowers who applied for a Payroll Protection Program (“PPP”) loan on or before April 23, 2020 - but who were now questioning whether they could make a good faith certification that they needed the loan to support ongoing operations - to return the loan proceeds by May 7, 2020. A PPP loan borrower who repaid the loan in full by May 7, 2020, would be automatically deemed by the SBA to have made the required good faith certifications regarding their need for the PPP loan.

Education

  • JD, University of California, Hastings College of Law

  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

Sep 1, 2020 On-Demand Training
Private Company: 1-hour Non-Supervisory Harassment Prevention Training

Education

  • JD, University of California, Hastings College of Law

  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

Sep 1, 2020 On-Demand Training
Private Company: 1-hour Non-Supervisory Harassment Prevention Training
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