Maryn  Oyoung

Associate | Walnut Creek

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Maryn Oyoung is an Associate in Lozano Smith's Walnut Creek Office. Ms. Oyoung practices in the Labor & Employment and Students areas of education law.

Prior to joining Lozano Smith, Ms. Oyoung was a law clerk at Peralta Community College District and the Foundation for California Community Colleges. Ms. Oyoung has experience in matters including: nonprofit and corporate governance; employment and human resources; negotiation, drafting, and review of agreements; student fees; district board policies; ADA compliance; public agency; and insurance/risk management.

Ms. Oyoung also served as a judicial extern for the Sacramento Superior Court where she researched, briefed, and drafted tentative rulings and memoranda in civil law and motions matters. In addition, she also worked in the Community Legal Services Elder Law Clinic where she provided general legal services to elder clients including estate planning, elder abuse, and commercial transaction disputes.

Ms. Oyoung received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law with a concentration in Business Law. While at McGeorge, Ms. Oyoung received the Witkin Award for academic excellence in Business Associations. During law school, Ms. Oyoung was both a comment and legislative staff writer at the McGeorge Law Review. She was also a member of the Phi Delta Phi Shields Inn and McGeorge Disciplinary Hearing Panel. Upon graduation from McGeorge, Ms. Oyoung was admitted to the Traynor Honor Society. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles where she was a member of the NCAA Women's Softball team.

Community Involvement
Ms. Oyoung is a current member of the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area. She was also previously involved in the Community College Pathway to Law School initiative by the State Bar of California's Council on Access and Fairness.

Two New Laws Require Educational Agency Actions to Enhance Student Access to Health Services

By: Marcy GutierrezMaryn Oyoung-

December 2018Number 92Governor Jerry Brown recently signed two Assembly Bills (AB) into law, designed to increase student access to health services. Both laws focus on mental health services for students.AB 2022: Bi-Annual Notice Requirement Regarding Access to Student Mental Health Services AB 2022 adds Education Code section 49428 and requires public schools, including charter schools, to provide students and their parents or guardians at least twice per school year with information regardi...

When is Paid Administrative Leave an Adverse Employment Action?

By: Darren KameyaMaryn Oyoung-

December 2017 Number 84 According to a recent court decision, "it depends." On November 15, 2017, a California appellate court held in Whitehall v. County of San Bernardino that paid administrative leave can constitute an adverse employment action in certain circumstances. Even though the plaintiff employee was placed on paid administrative leave during the pendency of an investigation into her alleged wrongdoing, the court found that under the particular facts presented, the leave was an a...