5075 Hopyard Road
Pleasanton, CA 94588
2485 Natomas Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95833
5260 N. Palm Avenue
Fresno, CA 93704
Elizabeth Rho-Ng is a partner in the Pleasanton office of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo. Ms. Rho-Ng represents California public school districts, county offices of education and special education local plan areas in various aspects of education law, specializing in special education and student issues. She advises clients on legal compliance issues related to federal and state requirements pertaining to students in public schools. Ms. Rho-Ng has extensive expertise on topics ranging from Section 504 issues to anti-bullying prevention to special education due process proceedings. She has successfully litigated IDEA special education cases in both state and federal courts.
Previously, Ms. Rho-Ng served as a Staff Attorney at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, where she evaluated cases in both the criminal and civil areas and presented recommendations to the judges. She also previously served as a law clerk at a law firm in Boston specializing in education and disability law, and at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California, where she handled the criminal misdemeanor caseload.
Ms. Rho-Ng also taught English as a second language in South Korea. She speaks conversational Spanish and Korean.
Ms. Rho-Ng earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in the Plan II Honors Program from University of Texas at Austin, and her Juris Doctor from Northeastern University in Boston.
Publications and Speaking Engagements
For the past decade, Ms. Rho-Ng has provided training to school staff, administrators, governing boards and other interested audiences across the state, from the school site level to state-wide educational organizations.