Rikesha S. Lane joined the Office of General Counsel in April 2017. Rikesha is the University Counsel for California State University, East Bay and a member of the Academic and Student Affairs team. She is also the resource attorney for FERPA, Student Fees and Title 5. Before joining the CSU, she practiced education law on behalf of school districts and community colleges, primarily advising clients in serving students with disabilities through special education programs, general student services matters, and employment and discrimination complaints. Rikesha started her legal career as a litigator in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, then in the Costa Mesa office of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. She represented clients in various matters including breach of contract, copyright, antitrust, white collar criminal defense, employment, commercial litigation, and legal malpractice.