Linda K. Adler

Linda K. Adler Partner

Linda Adler, Partner in LCW's San Francisco Office, represents clients in all matters pertaining to education, labor, and employment law. Well versed in the litigation process, Linda has successfully represented colleges and universities throughout California in disputes regarding employment and student matters. Prior to joining LCW, Linda represented colleges and universities before administrative agencies and in mediations, arbitrations, jury and bench trials. In addition, Linda has served as general counsel for colleges without in-house legal departments.

Linda has advised officers of institutions on business and risk management practices and policies in the areas of preventing harassment claims, student discipline and expulsion, faculty and staff discipline and termination, equal employment opportunity law compliance, and contracts. She has also prepared faculty, staff and academic policy manuals and conducted training classes for faculty, staff and administrators on sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation and disability accommodations.

A graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law, Linda was the recipient of an American Jurisprudence Award in Legal Writing and also received the Best Written American Brief Award in Moot Court Competition. Prior to law school Linda received her Bachelor of Arts in English (with a minor in anthropology) from Occidental College in Los Angeles, where she was a member of Sigma Tau Delta honor society. Linda is admitted to the California State Bar in addition to the United States District Court for the Northern and Eastern Districts.

Nov 8, 2018 Webinars on Demand
2019 Legislative Roundup for Private Education
Jul 20, 2018

Reference Checks

Checking references should be a part of every school’s hiring practice.  It increases the likelihood of making a well-informed hiring decision, protects against claims of negligent hiring, and demonstrates fairness, equity, and transparency in the recruitment process. Yet we repeatedly find that schools fail to undertake this critical step – and that they do so to their detriment.

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2014: the Legal Year in Review

2014 has been a busy year for independent schools. New laws, cases and guidan...

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The Academy in Berkeley Berkeley
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4 March 2019
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Responding to Complaints of Students/Employee Misconduct in the #MeToo Era

National Business Officers Association (NBOA) Annual Meeting San Diego
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1 March 2019
Speaking Engagements

Responding to Complaints of Student and Employee Misconduct in the #MeToo Era

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Annual Conference Long Beach
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Nov 8, 2018 Webinars on Demand
2019 Legislative Roundup for Private Education
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