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Benjamin Nieberg

Senior Counsel

Benjamin Nieberg is Senior Counsel in the firm’s San Diego office and specializes in education law, particularly in the area of special education. He has served as general counsel for school districts and has represented other governmental entities in personnel and student issues, contracts, labor negotiations, and governance issues.

Prior to practicing education law, Nieberg practiced anti-trust and complex business litigation as well as asset-based financial transactional law in Los Angeles. After obtaining his Juris doctor law degree from Boalt Hall, he clerked for Judge Harry Pregerson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Los Angeles.

Special education law, including state and federal complaints, developing student policies, and district compliance with Brown Act, the Political Reform Act, and the Public Records Act.

Law School:
Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley

Practice Regions:
State of California; State of Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court, Central District Court of California; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Possesses a bilingual social studies teaching credential, and has previously taught high school social studies in Los Angeles and Argentina. Lectured at several conferences throughout the state involving education and public agency law.

Community Involvement:
Member of Citizen Diplomacy Council of San Diego Active Volunteer for numerous local environmental, charity, school and athletic organizations.

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