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. 

Education

  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

  • JD, University of California, Hastings College of Law

Oct 23, 2019 Webinars on Demand
101 on Gift Agreements & Self-Dealing Transactions for Nonprofit Schools

Board of Directors, Volunteer Legal Services Corporation, 2017-present

Board of Directors, Unity Council, 2016-present

Member, Alameda County Bar Association, 2011-Present (Executive Committee, Barristers Section, 2013-2015; Commissioner, Judicial Appointments Evaluation Committee, 2014-2017)

Supervising Volunteer Attorney, Low Income Landlord Clinic, Volunteer Legal Services Corporation, 2014-2017

Member, Earl Warren American Inn of Court, 2015-2017

Education

  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

  • JD, University of California, Hastings College of Law

Oct 23, 2019 Webinars on Demand
101 on Gift Agreements & Self-Dealing Transactions for Nonprofit Schools

Recipient, Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services, State Bar of California, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.

Education

  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

  • JD, University of California, Hastings College of Law

Oct 23, 2019 Webinars on Demand
101 on Gift Agreements & Self-Dealing Transactions for Nonprofit Schools
Apr 30, 2020

Understanding How The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (“PUA”) Program Affects Employee and Independent Contractor Eligibility For Unemployment Benefits Under The CARES Act

Note: This is the third Special Bulletin published by LCW in a series concerning federal unemployment assistance. You may access the first bulletin regarding the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (“FPUC”) program here, and the second bulletin regarding the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (“PEUC”) program here.

Apr 23, 2020

What Nonprofit Employers Should Know About Layoffs and Furloughs

The impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is significant for all of us.  The closure of offices, clinics, centers, and other physical locations where nonprofits operate, are drastically altering how nonprofits operate and, in some cases, forcing nonprofits to close operations altogether.  We are already seeing fundraisers cancelled, declining revenue, and other pressures on budgets as nonprofits try to assist employees with maintaining salary and benefits through this crisis.  As a result of this and the uncertainty surrounding the duration of the pandemic, nonprofits are facing difficult financial decisions, including decisions concerning staffing needs.  To help nonprofits with these difficult and often emotional staffing decisions, we are providing basic information about layoffs and furloughs that nonprofits should know.    

Apr 21, 2020

Guide to Understanding the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (“PEUC”) Program under the CARES Act

Note: This is the second of a two-part series concerning federal unemployment assistance. You may access the first bulletin here.

Apr 13, 2020

Ensuring that Employees with Reduced Hours Qualify for Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (“FPUC”) under the CARES Act

Note: This is the first of a two-part series concerning federal unemployment assistance.

Apr 13, 2020

Ensuring that Employees with Reduced Hours Qualify for Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (“FPUC”) under the CARES Act

Note: This is the first of a two-part series concerning federal unemployment assistance.

Apr 3, 2020

IRS Releases Guidance on How The Tax Credits Work Under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act and Under The CARES Act

Both the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) give eligible employers the opportunity to claim payroll tax credits from the IRS. The purpose of the tax credits is to ease the financial burden of paying qualified employees paid sick leave and paid family leave under FFCRA and to help eligible employers keep up with payroll during these uncertain times.

Education

  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

  • JD, University of California, Hastings College of Law

Oct 23, 2019 Webinars on Demand
101 on Gift Agreements & Self-Dealing Transactions for Nonprofit Schools
24 April 2020

Education

  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

  • JD, University of California, Hastings College of Law

Oct 23, 2019 Webinars on Demand
101 on Gift Agreements & Self-Dealing Transactions for Nonprofit Schools
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