Mary "Meg" Keaney, an associate in the firm's Oakland office, advising school districts, county offices of education and higher education clients statewide. She regularly represents clients in all areas of employment law, including discrimination, harassment and retaliation complaints filed with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and related litigation.
In addition to her work in labor and employment, Ms. Keaney assists clients in contract negotiation for real property transactions, procurement, RFPs, and products and services, including technology contracts. As a member of the firm's eMatters practice group, she advises clients on protecting data privacy and other matters in the quickly evolving field of education technology.
Ms. Keaney earned her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She is admitted to practice in United States District Court, Northern District and Eastern District of California. While in law school, Ms. Keaney served as Senior Symposium Editor for the Hastings Law Journal. She held clerkships with the Tenderloin Housing Clinic and the San Francisco City Attorney's Office Code Enforcement team and externed for the Honorable Susan Illston of the Northern Division of California.
Prior to pursuing law, Ms. Keaney worked as the Lead Project Manager for KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit dedicated to saving play for America's children by creating great play spaces through the participation and leadership of communities. In this capacity, she planned and executed volunteer events throughout North America and fostered relationship between corporations and communities. Ms. Keaney's nonprofit experience also includes two terms with AmeriCorps, program focusing on areas including education, unmet human needs and environmental concerns.
Ms. Keaney's passion for community enrichment is evidenced by her nine-year tenure as a volunteer with Meals on Wheels. Moreover, Ms. Keaney is a 2012 graduate of the New Leaders Council's Sacramento NLC Institute - a premier leadership and professional development training, mentoring, networking and career and political advancement program for young professionals. The NLC Institute is highly selective, admitting only 15 to 20 fellows to each program.