Jan 05, 2021 12:15 PM
Namita Brown, Attorney, Fagen, Friedman, Fulfrost
Equity and School Law

Namita S. Brown

Namita S. Brown is a partner in the firm's Oakland office and is the founding co-chair of the firm's eMatters practice group.  In this leadership role she keeps the firm and its clients in front of the legal issues that stem from technology in today's education environment.  Ms. Brown's counsel on cyber conduct and technology use has become much sought-after.  She is a frequent speaker on digital citizenship and responsible use of technology. A seasoned negotiator, Ms. Brown's collective bargaining expertise makes her a popular counselor and speaker on negotiations topics.   She negotiates collective bargaining agreements on behalf of school districts statewide using both traditional and interest-based approaches. Ms. Brown has expertly represented clients in employment litigation ranging from race, gender, disability and national origin discrimination to sexual harassment claims.Ms. Brown is recognized statewide for her expertise on the Romero Bill and Open Enrollment. She has also presented on general arbitration issues and strategies as part of an education series sponsored by Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations and the American Arbitration Association. Ms. Brown also serves as the president of the California Council of School Attorneys.Ms. Brown received her Juris Doctor from St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas in 1996 where she was a Fred A. Seeman Merit Scholar. She holds a bachelor's degree cum laude, from the University of New Mexico.  She is  licensed to practice law in California and Georgia.