Aaron O'Donnell represents California community college districts, universities, and school districts in education and employment-related matters. He provides experienced advice and counsel to clients in all aspects of education and employment law, including compliance with Title IX and related federal and state laws, employee evaluation and discipline, employment discrimination and wrongful termination, labor relations, reductions in force, student discipline, disability accommodation, Brown Act compliance, conflicts of interest, First Amendment and other constitutional rights of students and employees, whistleblower protection, and investigations of employee misconduct. He represents education clients in grievance arbitrations, administrative hearings, and civil litigation in state and federal court.

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Events & Speaking Engagements

Mr. O'Donnell is a frequent speaker on education law topics.


Mr. O'Donnell is a contributor to the firm's school law publications.

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Community Involvement

Community & Professional

  • State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Section, Member
  • California Council of School Attorneys, Member
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys, Member


J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
B.A., Brown University


  • 1996, California
    2001, Massachusetts
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
    U.S. District Courts, Central, and Northern Districts of California
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