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Abigail (Abby) Clark advises the Firm’s public agency clients regarding defense side employment litigation, and provides strategic advice and counsel to community colleges and schools in employment, education, and business and facilities matters.
Abby’s litigation experience includes advice to senior management of California cities, counties, school districts, and public safety districts regarding complex pre-litigation and litigation employment issues. She regularly drafts dispositive motions, and argues at the state and federal court level, successfully defending agencies and managers against claims of sexual harassment, retaliation, discrimination, and wrongful termination, among others. She conducts appellate work, and has prepared writs of administrative mandamus as well as Ninth Circuit appellate briefs. She also advises clients regarding employee discipline and investigations, disability and leave issues, and represents clients in administrative proceedings.
Abby’s Business and Facilities practice centers on advising community college districts regarding transactional matters, including surplus property sales, leases and facilities use, dual enrollment and apprenticeship program agreements, and goods and services contracts. She helps community college districts manage risk in relationships with foundations, non-profits, and other community partners. She also advises college boards and administrators regarding ethics and conflicts of interest, government transparency under the Brown Act and Public Records Act, discipline and student safety matters, and compliance with laws governing students with disabilities and privacy. In addition, she helps manage discrimination complaints made to administrative agencies such as OCR, EEOC, and DFEH, as well as labor complaints before PERB.
Prior to joining Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, Abby worked for almost five years at an international law firm where she represented corporate clients in bankruptcy cases, out-of-court restructurings, cross-border insolvency matters, and litigation. Her experience in federal court and advising clients on complex transactional matters helps her spot issues and be attentive to detail, which provides clients with a strategic advantage.
Abby was selected as a Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2019 and 2020.