Stephanie White is a Partner in Lozano Smith's Walnut Creek office. She is chair of the firm's Community College practice area and co-chair of the firm's Title IX practice area. Ms. White represents California public school districts, county offices of education, and community college districts in all aspects of education law. She specializes in Title IX compliance, as well as conducting complex investigations into claims of sexual misconduct and harassment (including Title IX), discrimination, bullying, retaliation, and other issues that may arise in an educational setting.
Ms. White has experience in a wide variety of employment matters, from investigating and overseeing investigations into discrimination and workplace harassment complaints, to providing advice and counsel to Human Resources managers on various employee relations matters. She also serves as the lead negotiator at both certificated and classified bargaining tables.
Ms. White is well-versed in responding to administrative charges from DFEH and EEOC, as well as OCR and CDE for student-related complaints. She routinely drafts, reviews and revises employee and student policies on sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying, and workplace conduct. Ms. White regularly provides trainings to employees on areas that include: sexual harassment (AB 1825), employee discipline, Title IX, and investigations. Ms. White also spoke as a panelist at the 2021 Sexual Harassment in Education Conference, hosted by the UC Berkeley School of Law..
Ms. White received her Juris Doctor from Golden Gate University School of Law, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is certified as a Civil Rights Investigator (Levels 1 and 3) and as a Title IX Hearing Officer and Decision-Maker through ATIXA. She is also certified in Interest-Based Bargaining. Ms. White is a member of the Association of Workplace Investigators, and regularly participates in their in-house trainings.
Title IX impacts more than just college athletics. Host Sloan Simmons talks with Michelle Cannon and Stephanie White of Lozano Smith's Title IX Impact Team about the current status of the law, including the proposed regulations which contain sweeping revisions to existing practices. This conversation explores the depth and breadth of Title IX and provides important insights for all public school administrators in K-12 through college.