The Firm's Regulatory Advocacy Practice
The Firm is well recognized for its regulatory experience. This is due in part to several of the Firm’s attorneys having served the public in various capacities at the local, city, and state-wide government level. The Firm’s regulatory experience has enabled it to provide a more complete and comprehensive representation to its clients, as many of the regulatory issues apply to a number of different industries and are national in scope.
We utilize our extensive regulatory and political experience to achieve our clients’ objectives through legislative, administrative, and political processes. The Firm has multi-decade relationships representing clients on regulatory and enforcement matters before, and, when necessary, litigating against, a host of federal, state, and local public entities, including the California Insurance Commissioner, the California Department of Insurance, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the California Fair Employment and Housing Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the U.S. Department of Labor, the California Department of Labor, the California Attorney General, the California Corporations Commissioner, the Franchise Tax Board, the Board of Equalization, the California Department of Housing and Community Development, the California Business, Transportation & Housing Agency, the California State Lands Commission, the California Department of Fish and Game, the California Air Resources Board, the California Coastal Commission, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, the California Environmental Protection Agency, the California State Water Resources Control Board, the California Integrated Waste Management Board, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Alcohol Beverage Control Board, the California State Legislature, the California Governor’s Office, and multiple local government departments and agencies across the state, including regional water quality control boards, air quality management districts, planning and zoning departments, and city councils.
The Firm prides itself on its ability to negotiate fair resolutions of disputes with such entities and in enhancing its clients’ relationships with such entities through proactive relationship building and advisory activity.
The Firm has handled administrative law matters and hearings before many of the same federal, state, and local departments and agencies for a variety of corporate and public entity clients. We have also helped to develop regulatory and administrative law policy at the state government level for over 15 years in the California Legislature, throughout the State Administration, including the Office of Administrative Law, and in many local governments. Members of the Firm served as the heads of state departments, chief counsel to state constitutional officers, state and local board and commission members, and senior staff to the California State Controller, Lieutenant Governor, and Governor.