Julie L. Strom

Julie L. Strom Associate

Julie L. Strom provides representation and legal counsel to Liebert Cassidy Whitmore clients out of our Los Angeles office in matters pertaining to education, employment and labor law.

Julie works extensively with LCW's private school clients on a wide range of matters, including enrollment agreements, employment contracts, Board and governance matters, investigations, tuition disputes, employee and student/parent handbooks, disciplinary issues, mandated reporting, terminations and severance agreements. Julie also trains on subjects such as mandatory reporting, harassment, employee evaluations, personal boundaries, family conflicts, and international travel.

Julie is an experienced investigator and conducts employment-related investigations for both private and non-profit organizations as well as public agencies. She has conducted investigations on allegations of harassment, as well as other employee and student misconduct.  

Prior to joining LCW, Julie's practice focused on in-house non-profit corporate law where she was counsel for the ACLU national office.  This background in tax-exempt law helps Julie assist LCW's non-profit private school clients with governance issues, as well as advising them regarding political activity such as lobbying and electioneering.  Julie also has experience working in the employment law arena, providing counseling and representing management in a wide range of employment matters.

In addition to her law degree, Julie holds a LLM in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute, Pepperdine School of Law in Malibu, California. During her program she completed externships at the EEOC Mediation Program and the UCLA Office of Ombuds Services.

Education

  • JD, Harvard Law School

  • LLM, Straus Institute, Pepperdine School of Law

  • BA, Brown University

Aug 7, 2019 Webinars on Demand
Mandated Reporter Training for Private Schools

LITIGATION

Christopher Crispo v. City of Santa Fe Springs, et al (2012) - Retired Fire Department Division Chief filed suit against City of Santa Fe Springs claiming he was a member of the Fire Fighters bargaining unit and therefore entitled to pay increases which negotiated between IAFF and the City. Our attorneys successfully showed that the 2007-2010 and 2011-2012 memoranda of understanding did not include his classification among those to which the MOUs applied and that a 1987 memo from the then City Manager on which the retiree based his claim actually supported the City's position and not his.

Education

  • JD, Harvard Law School

  • LLM, Straus Institute, Pepperdine School of Law

  • BA, Brown University

Aug 7, 2019 Webinars on Demand
Mandated Reporter Training for Private Schools
Jul 20, 2018

Exchange Programs and Host Families

The world is getting smaller and students are exploring it in greater numbers.  Exchange programs and stays with host families, once an oddity, are increasingly the norm.  As schools integrate these programs into their curriculum, families expect their children to participate in them.

Jul 20, 2018

Risk and Liability in the Era of Ride Sharing

Remember when teenagers counted down the days until they got their drivers’ licenses? Today, more teenagers rely on ride-share companies to get them to and from activities, commitments, and social events. Parents, too, find that ride-share companies can make their lives easier by eliminating the need to coordinate carpool or hire nannies.  With more and more parents sending their kids to and from school in ride-share vehicles, schools are left wondering what liability they might have if a child is injured or harmed while using such services.

Sep 13, 2016

Governor Signs AB 2230 Changing the Salary-Basis Test for Private School Teachers

Current state law sets out specific criteria for teachers at California private schools to be exempt from overtime payments and mandatory meal and rest breaks.  (Labor Code section 515.8).  One of those requirements is that teachers must earn at least twice the state minimum wage on a monthly basis.  That amount is currently $3,466.67 and will rise to $3,640 on January 1, 2017.  It cannot be prorated for part-time employees.

Jul 14, 2016 Business & Facilities

Court Rules That Teachers Who Have Jobs for Following School Year Cannot Earn Unemployment Over the Summer

United Educators of San Francisco (UESF) is the exclusive representative of t...
Dec 4, 2014 Business & Facilities

School Not Liable for Worker's Fall Where Independent Contractor Hired to Build Stage for Fundraising Event

St. Augustine High School hosts an annual fundraising event called the Edwin ...
Oct 9, 2014 Business & Facilities

Board Members Cannot Be Sued for Financial Misrepresentations Made by School

Lord Abbett Municipal Income Fund purchased $9.5 million of tax-exempt munici...

Education

  • JD, Harvard Law School

  • LLM, Straus Institute, Pepperdine School of Law

  • BA, Brown University

Aug 7, 2019 Webinars on Demand
Mandated Reporter Training for Private Schools
5 November 2019
Consortium Trainings

Pregnancy, Maternity and Parental Leaves

CAIS Webinar
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29 October 2019
Customized Trainings

Investigations

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Los Angeles
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Education

  • JD, Harvard Law School

  • LLM, Straus Institute, Pepperdine School of Law

  • BA, Brown University

Aug 7, 2019 Webinars on Demand
Mandated Reporter Training for Private Schools
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