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JD, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, DC

BA, New York University

Hancock v. Plumas County (2012) – Obtained summary judgment in Plumas County Superior Court in favor of County and three individual supervisors who the employee had claimed harassed and discriminated against her based on her disabilities, age, and gender. The employee also claimed that her layoff was discriminatory.

Washington v. Contra Costa County Housing Authority et al. (2013) – After LCW obtained summary judgment in Contra Costa County Superior Court in favor of the Housing Authority and an individual defendant, defeating a sexual harassment claim brought by a male maintenance worker against a female manager, the employee appealed. The First Appellate District affirmed the judgment on behalf of both defendants and awarded the Housing Authority and the individual defendants their costs on appeal.

Get Ready to Update Your School’s Paid Sick Leave Policy: Amendments to the California Paid Sick Leave Law Will Take Effect on January 1, 2024.
10/23/2023
LCW Special Bulletin

As the new calendar year approaches, one of the significant pieces of new legislation that will be taking effect, Senate Bill 616, amends the California Paid Sick Leave Law.
Some of the changes to the California Paid Sick Leave Law that will go into effect on January 1, 2024, include the following:...

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California District Court Rules on Tax Exempt Status and Title IX: What California Private and Independent Schools Need to Know
07/29/2022
LCW Special Bulletin

On July 25, 2022, the United States District Court for the Central District of California ruled on an issue that stands at the intersection of tax law and Title IX.  In E.H. v. Valley Christian Academy (2022) Case No. 2:21-cv-07574-MEMF, a female student, identified only as E.H., played wide...

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How Committed Are You Really to DEI? Others’ Missteps Yield Valuable Key Learnings
02/28/2022

Partner Grace Chan was interviewed in the HR Daily Advisor article “How Committed Are You Really to DEI? Others’ Missteps Yield Valuable Key Learnings.”  In the interview, Grace discusses potential mistakes employers can make while implementing DEI initiatives.
“Unintentional or...

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Anxious Parents in a Litigious Age
07/20/2018
National Business Officers Association (NBOA)’s Net Assets Magazine

Managing relationships between schools and parents is becoming more, not less, difficult.  Parent anxiety generally reflects concerns about their children: social interactions, academic achievement (at increasingly younger ages), and eventually college enrollment.  The result can be parents...

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November 09, 2023
Navigating Leave Issues
Webinar | LCW/Cal-ISBOA Legal Symposium Update
February 26, 2024
Supporting Employee Mental Health in the School Environment
Atlanta | National Business Officers Association (NBOA) Annual Conference
March 01, 2024
Hot Legal Topics for Independent Schools
St. Louis | National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Annual Conference
January 01, 2025
Essential Strategies for Effective Board Governance
Webinar | Gallagher's 34th Annual Independent School Business Officers Seminar 2023
November 09, 2023
California Legal Symposium

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