Daniella Bahrynian

Daniella Bahrynian Associate

Daniella Bahrynian is an Associate in Liebert Cassidy Whitmore’s Los Angeles office where she assists public sector agencies and educational institutions on a variety of matters including labor, employment, and education law. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Daniella taught third grade for three years through Teach for America. Her passion for education and this direct experience with students, teachers, and administrators has helped shape Daniella’s approach to practicing law.

Daniella works with public and private education clients on matters such as harassment or discrimination claims, academic and classified employee discipline and termination, employee performance management, disability accommodations, student discipline, and other student, faculty, and governance-related issues.

Daniella received her Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School where she served as Note and Comment Editor for the Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review. As a member of Loyola’s Scott Moot Court Honors Board, Daniella also competed in state and national appellate advocacy competitions, earning awards for both brief writing and oral advocacy. Prior to attending law school, Daniella earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley.

Outside the law firm, she enjoys hiking and is a lifelong student of classical ballet.


  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

  • JD, Loyola School of Law, Los Angeles

May 14, 2020

Safe Harbor Deadline to Return PPP Loans Further Extended From May 14 to May 18

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.

Apr 17, 2020

Federal Funding and Federal Laws: What Participating in Federal Loan Programs Means for California Private Schools

Federal funds are available to assist California private schools respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), both offered through the Small Business Administration (SBA), as well as the recently announced Main Street Lending Program, established by the Federal Reserve, are designed to provide economic relief and continued employment.  Whether schools should apply for these loans depends on a multitude of factors.  One significant consideration is that participation likely will trigger compliance obligations under certain federal laws that otherwise would not apply.  Below are some frequently asked questions regarding participation in these federal loan programs.


  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

  • JD, Loyola School of Law, Los Angeles

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