Rikesha Lane’s primary practice areas include assisting schools in compliance with special education, Section 504, Title IX, and conducting and overseeing a variety of investigations. Rikesha regularly advises clients on due process complaints before the Office of Administrative Hearings, compliance complaints with the California Department of Education, and civil rights complaints with the Office for Civil Rights. She also assists clients with challenging IEP meetings, internal employee-related investigations, student discipline, student and employee First Amendment rights, and general compliance with policies and procedures.
Before joining Young, Minney & Corr, LLP, Rikesha worked for law firms representing school districts, county offices of education, and special education local plan areas in California. Rikesha focused on special education, student services, and investigations. Rikesha previously worked as Campus Counsel in the California State University’s Office of General Counsel. At CSU, Rikesha provided legal advice to one of the 23 campuses, CSU East Bay, and worked closely with its President and members of the Cabinet.
Rikesha has also worked as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where she taught first-year law students in the Legal Writing and Advocacy Program. Using her background in teaching, Rikesha also provides training to administrators and staff on special education compliance.
When not in the office, Rikesha enjoys laughing with her daughter, CrossFit, running half-marathons, and the antics of her three cats.