Amanda D’Amico is an associate in the firm’s San Diego area office. She is a member of the Student Services and Special Education, Labor and Employment, and Litigation practice groups. Amanda has extensive experience supporting clients with all aspects of special education law and disciplinary proceedings under the IDEA and Section 504, including resolution sessions, mediation, due process hearings, and defense of school districts in Federal and state civil litigation. Prior to joining F3, Amanda worked with a New York law firm representing municipalities and school districts in employment discrimination and civil rights litigation, including disability and race discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, wrongful termination and excessive force cases. Before practicing in New York Amanda worked for a large education law firm in Central California, where she advised and counseled school district clients on various education law issues, including special education due process mediations, hearings and appeals, student discipline, compliance complaints before the California Department of Education and the U.S. Office For Civil Rights, development and revision of board policies/administrative regulations, advising and preparing documents related to employee performance and discipline, preparation of school administrator agreements, and school employee leaves under the Education Code. Amanda also delivered legal trainings at regional and statewide special education conferences. Amanda received her Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law, and her B.S. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. She holds Bar admissions in California, New York, New Jersey, the U.S. District Court for the Central and Eastern Districts of California and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.