Government Policy & Public Integrity

Facing intense public scrutiny, media attention and regulatory oversight, government entities, public officials and those doing business with the government must do more than simply comply with public integrity standards, applicable laws and regulations. They must command public respect and build trust by promoting integrity, transparency and fairness in all of their dealings. 

Unrivaled Experience
With decades of experience advising on government relations and ethical considerations, Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Government Policy and Public Integrity group provides government policy guidance and compliance counsel to public entities, officials and agency managers, as well as charities, nonprofits and private businesses, including those in regulated industries.

The team includes former prosecutors, government attorneys and regulatory officials who not only possess an insider’s perspective of regulatory and legal nuances, but have also earned the respect of government decision makers, enabling us to offer unrivaled representation and advice. 

Comprehensive Service 
As all levels of government adopt, reexamine and strengthen ethical and accountability standards, aggressively pursuing and prosecuting violators, our attorneys offer timely, comprehensive and strategic advice, training and solutions, helping instill public confidence in our clients’ decision-making processes and assuring legal and regulatory compliance. Our services include: 

  • Establishing best practices and providing customized training programs for managers, staff and elected officials on their compliance efforts
  • Developing ethics codes and sustainable ethics and compliance processes 
  • Reviewing current policies, practices and procedures
  • Advising on anti-fraud programs and controls 
  • Detecting noncompliance, investigating alleged misconduct, assessing and managing ethical issues and compliance concerns 
  • Assuring ethical business conduct and compliance with public integrity statutes, including the Political Reform Act, the Brown Act, the Public Records Act and Government Code 1090, and federal, state and local election laws 
  • Representing clients before courts, government agencies and regulatory bodies, including the Fair Political Practices Commission, as well as asserting and defending their interests in government investigations, administrative hearings and litigation 
  • Handling internal reviews, compliance audits and providing crisis management
  • Reporting on significant statutory and regulatory developments
  • Advising on government relations issues, gifts to public officials, lobbying and candidate support and finance, as well as conflicts of interest matters
  • Monitoring corporate compliance with the terms of government settlements
Jane F. Abzug

Jane F. Abzug

Associate

(310) 220-2170

Areas of Focus: Charters & Internal Organizations | Comprehensive Code Enforcement | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Sigrid K. Asmundson

Sigrid K. Asmundson

Of Counsel

(916) 551-2853

Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Elections | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts
Jeffrey S. Ballinger

Jeffrey S. Ballinger

Partner

(619) 525-1343

Areas of Focus: Comprehensive Code Enforcement | Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Safety | Special Districts
Elizabeth R. Balloue

Elizabeth R. Balloue

Paralegal*

(925) 977-3307

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
John E. Brown

John E. Brown

Partner

(909) 483-6640

Areas of Focus: Comprehensive Code Enforcement | Education Law | Eminent Domain | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts
Joseph P. Byrne

Joseph P. Byrne

Partner

(213) 617-7496

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water
Scott H. Campbell

Scott H. Campbell

Partner

(213) 617-7489

Areas of Focus: General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Health Care | Labor & Employment | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Public Contracts & Construction
Carlos L. Campos

Carlos L. Campos

Partner

(760) 837-1602

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Labor & Employment | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Sonia Rubio Carvalho

Sonia Rubio Carvalho

Partner

(949) 263-2603

Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Elections | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal | Public Contracts & Construction
Amanda Charne

Amanda Charne

Associate

(925) 977-3324

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law
Samantha Chen

Samantha Chen

Associate

(925) 977-3315

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | California Public Records Act | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Janet E. Coleson

Janet E. Coleson

Partner

(925) 977-3319

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts
Brent P. Collinson

Brent P. Collinson

Of Counsel

(530) 587-9233

Areas of Focus: Public Contracts & Construction | Real Estate | Special Districts | Trusts & Estates
John C. Cotti

John C. Cotti

Partner

(310) 220-2171

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Elections | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law
Paula C. P. de Sousa Mills

Paula C. P. de Sousa Mills

Partner

(619) 525-1328

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts
Stephen P. Deitsch

Stephen P. Deitsch

Partner

(909) 483-6642

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law
Christopher J. Diaz

Christopher J. Diaz

Partner

(925) 977-3309

Areas of Focus: Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal | Special Districts
Patrick T. Donegan

Patrick T. Donegan

Associate

(310) 220-2172

Areas of Focus: California Coastal Act | California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law
Jeffrey V. Dunn

Jeffrey V. Dunn

Partner

(949) 263-2616

Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts | Water
Ruben Duran

Ruben Duran

Partner

(213) 787-2569

Areas of Focus: General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts
Jeffry F. Ferre

Jeffry F. Ferre

Partner

(951) 826-8271

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts
Megan K. Garibaldi

Megan K. Garibaldi

Partner

(949) 263-6592

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Ryan Guiboa

Ryan Guiboa

Associate

(213) 787-2549

Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Hazardous Waste | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Robert Hargreaves

Robert Hargreaves

Partner

(760) 837-1604

Areas of Focus: General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Renewable Energy | Water
Victoria

Victoria "Tori" Hester

Associate

(619) 525-1365

Areas of Focus: Comprehensive Code Enforcement | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Christi Hogin

Christi Hogin

Of Counsel

(310) 220-2173

Areas of Focus: California Coastal Act | Elections | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Kimberly E. Hood

Kimberly E. Hood

Partner

(916) 551-2087

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Eminent Domain | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Labor & Employment | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Elizabeth W. Hull

Elizabeth W. Hull

Partner

(949) 263-2608

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Eminent Domain | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Municipal Law | Public-Private Partnerships
Michael Jenkins

Michael Jenkins

Of Counsel

(310) 220-2174

Areas of Focus: Elections | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts
Lauren Langer

Lauren Langer

Partner

(310) 220-2176

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law | Water
Jessica K. Lomakin

Jessica K. Lomakin

Associate

(909) 483-6643

Areas of Focus: Business | Comprehensive Code Enforcement | Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Marco A. Martinez

Marco A. Martinez

Partner

(949) 263-6582

Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Public-Private Partnerships
Michael J. Maurer

Michael J. Maurer

Partner

(213) 787-2557

Areas of Focus: General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Public Contracts & Construction
John M. Natalizio

John M. Natalizio

Associate

(213) 542-3862

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Comprehensive Code Enforcement | Elections | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Public Agency Litigation
HongDao Nguyen

HongDao Nguyen

Associate

(949) 263-2614

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Nicholaus W. Norvell

Nicholaus W. Norvell

Associate

(619) 525-1380

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts
Kylee O. Otto

Kylee O. Otto

Of Counsel

(949) 263-2606

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law
William J. Priest

William J. Priest

Of Counsel

(909) 483-6648

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Elections | Fees, Taxes & Assessments | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction
Thomas A. Rice

Thomas A. Rice

Associate

(909) 466-4913

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Labor & Employment | Municipal Law | Special Districts
Daniel Richards

Daniel Richards

Associate

(949) 263-2619

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Labor & Employment Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Matthew Richardson

Matthew Richardson

Partner

(949) 263-6562

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law
Michael T. Riddell

Michael T. Riddell

Partner

(951) 826-8210

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water
Isaac Rosen

Isaac Rosen

Associate

(213) 787-2564

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Comprehensive Code Enforcement | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Safety
Gary W. Schons

Gary W. Schons

Of Counsel

(619) 525-1348

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Public Safety | Special Districts
A. Haviva Shane

A. Haviva Shane

Of Counsel

(951) 826-8289

Areas of Focus: Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts | Transportation | Water
Daniel S. Shimell

Daniel S. Shimell

Associate

(949) 263-2612

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Ann Siprelle

Ann Siprelle

Partner

(916) 551-2834

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts
Lynn M. Sleeper

Lynn M. Sleeper

Paralegal*

(916) 551-2820

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Real Estate
Scott C. Smith

Scott C. Smith

Partner

(949) 263-6561

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Elections | Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) | Municipal Law
Nancy G. Stubbs

Nancy G. Stubbs

Lead Paralegal*/PRA Services Coordinator

(909) 483-6649

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Malathy Subramanian

Malathy Subramanian

Partner

(925) 977-3303

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) | Transportation
Jill Tremblay

Jill Tremblay

Associate

(760) 200-3060

Areas of Focus: Business | Comprehensive Code Enforcement | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Trusts & Estates
Kara K. Ueda

Kara K. Ueda

Partner

(916) 551-2822

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Elections | Environmental Litigation | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Dianna Marie Valdez

Dianna Marie Valdez

Paralegal*

(951) 826-8252

Areas of Focus: Education | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts
Ethan J. Walsh

Ethan J. Walsh

Partner

(916) 551-2825

Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction
Christine N. Wood

Christine N. Wood

Director of PRA Services and E-Discovery Counsel

(213) 542-3861

Areas of Focus: Board Governance & Administration | California Public Records Act | Education Law | Education Litigation | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law
Deborah A. Wordham

Deborah A. Wordham

Of Counsel

(213) 787-2542

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts | Water
Natalie R. Wright

Natalie R. Wright

Paralegal*

(949) 263-6583

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Comprehensive Code Enforcement | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts
Iris P. Yang

Iris P. Yang

Partner

(916) 551-2826

Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Elections | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Public-Private Partnerships
BB&K Webinar Jan 23, 2019

AB 1234 Ethics Training (Jan. 23, 2019)

BB&K Webinar

Laws Regulating Campaign Contributions Must Be Narrowly Tailored to Combat Corruption
Legal Alerts Dec 5, 2018

Laws Regulating Campaign Contributions Must Be Narrowly Tailored to Combat Corruption

Ninth Circuit Holds That States Have an Important Interest in Preserving the Integrity of Their Political Institutions

Public Comment Time Limit OK'd by Court
Authored Articles & Publications Dec 4, 2018

Public Comment Time Limit OK'd by Court

Alexander Brand Discusses California Appellate Court Ruling in PublicCEO

Speech is Speech and It’s Protected
Authored Articles & Publications Nov 30, 2018

Speech is Speech and It’s Protected

Tori Hester Analyzes Ninth Circuit First Amendment Ruling for Public Agencies in PublicCEO

BB&K Proud to be Among the Best
Press Releases Nov 2, 2018

BB&K Proud to be Among the Best

U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2019 Rankings Released

BB&K Attorney Gary Schons Conducting Review of Police Use of Communication App
BB&K In the News Oct 25, 2018

BB&K Attorney Gary Schons Conducting Review of Police Use of Communication App

TigerText, Used in Long Beach, Automatically Deletes Messages

[WEBINAR] ESI Primer for PRA Requests
Videos Oct 24, 2018

[WEBINAR] ESI Primer for PRA Requests

BB&K Webinar

BB&K Webinar Oct 24, 2018

ESI Primer for PRA Requests

BB&K Free Webinar

Public Agency, Officials’ & Employees’ Rules for Electioneering
Authored Articles & Publications Oct 12, 2018

Public Agency, Officials’ & Employees’ Rules for Electioneering

BB&K Attorneys Jim Priest and Sigrid Asmundson Discuss the Dos and Don’ts in PublicCEO

Public Bus Ad Gets a Free Ride
Legal Alerts Oct 10, 2018

Public Bus Ad Gets a Free Ride

County Cannot Prohibit Ad Content Solely Because it’s Disparaging or Potentially Disruptive, Ninth Circuit Holds

Certain Police Personnel Records No Longer Confidential
Legal Alerts Oct 9, 2018

Certain Police Personnel Records No Longer Confidential

New California Law Increases Access to Records Under PRA

AB 748: More Public Access to Body Camera Footage Under PRA
Legal Alerts Oct 8, 2018

AB 748: More Public Access to Body Camera Footage Under PRA

Amendment to California Law Gives Public Agencies More Responsibility to Provide Footage

Public Entities Can Limit Public Comment Speaking Time at Meetings
Legal Alerts Sep 20, 2018

Public Entities Can Limit Public Comment Speaking Time at Meetings

California Appellate Court Finds Limit Did Not Violate Brown Act or First Amendment

BB&K Partner Ruben Duran Appointed to State Bar of California Board of Trustees
Press Releases Sep 17, 2018

BB&K Partner Ruben Duran Appointed to State Bar of California Board of Trustees

Public Law Attorney Joins Legal Industry Governing Body

City Can’t Restrain Employee’s Critical Comments
Legal Alerts Sep 17, 2018

City Can’t Restrain Employee’s Critical Comments

Ninth Circuit Holds It Is OK to Speak on Matters of Public Concern as a Private Citizen

Public Agencies Do Not Have to Create Records for PRA Requesters
Legal Alerts Aug 30, 2018

Public Agencies Do Not Have to Create Records for PRA Requesters

California Appellate Court Reinforces Principle

Event Aug 24, 2018

How to Build and Maintain the Public’s Trust: Practical Ethics and the Law

myLawCLE

The Public Square has Gone Online
Authored Articles & Publications Aug 23, 2018

The Public Square has Gone Online

BB&K Attorneys Christine Wood and HongDao Nguyen Write About Public Officials’ Social Media Use in PublicCEO

John C. Cotti Video Bio
Videos Aug 21, 2018

John C. Cotti Video Bio

Partner

Best Lawyers in America Lists 27 BB&K Attorneys for 2019
Press Releases Aug 21, 2018

Best Lawyers in America Lists 27 BB&K Attorneys for 2019

Representing a Variety of Practice Areas

[WEBINAR]
Videos Aug 15, 2018

[WEBINAR] "Walking the Line" - Public Agencies', Officials' and Employees' Roles in Local Elections

BB&K Webinar

BB&K Webinar Aug 15, 2018

"Walking the Line" - Public Agencies', Officials' and Employees' Roles in Local Elections

BB&K Free Webinar

Christi Hogin Video Bio
Videos Aug 14, 2018

Christi Hogin Video Bio

Of Counsel

Michael Jenkins Video Bio
Videos Aug 14, 2018

Michael Jenkins Video Bio

Of Counsel

Lauren Langer Video Bio
Videos Aug 14, 2018

Lauren Langer Video Bio

Partner

Ninth Circuit: No “Amen” to School Board Invocation
Legal Alerts Aug 7, 2018

Ninth Circuit: No “Amen” to School Board Invocation

Prayers Violated First Amendment

Public Agency Spared Attorneys’ Fees Award in Reverse PRA Action
Legal Alerts Jul 30, 2018

Public Agency Spared Attorneys’ Fees Award in Reverse PRA Action

California Appellate Court Decision National Conference of Black Mayors, et al. v. Chico Community Publishing Company

BB&K Webinar Jul 18, 2018

AB 1234 Ethics Training (July 18, 2018)

BB&K Webinar

BB&K Webinar Jul 11, 2018

Social Media Meets the First Amendment

Free BB&K Webinar

[WEBINAR] Social Media Meets the First Amendment
Videos Jul 11, 2018

[WEBINAR] Social Media Meets the First Amendment

BB&K Webinar

Colorado Cake Bias Case Holds Lessons for Public Agencies
Legal Alerts Jun 29, 2018

Colorado Cake Bias Case Holds Lessons for Public Agencies

U.S. Supreme Court Opinion Shows Importance of Eliminating Bias from Administrative Claim Process

[WEBINAR] Do You Know the Way [After] San Jose?
Videos Jun 26, 2018

[WEBINAR] Do You Know the Way [After] San Jose?

BB&K Webinar

BB&K Webinar Jun 26, 2018

Do You Know the Way [After] San Jose?

BB&K Free Webinar

BB&K Partner Lauren Langer on Daily Journal 40 Under 40 List
Press Releases Jun 22, 2018

BB&K Partner Lauren Langer on Daily Journal 40 Under 40 List

Annual List Recognizes Attorneys for their Achievements

“Protected Activity” Rejected by California Appellate Court Under Anti-SLAPP Statute
Legal Alerts Jun 21, 2018

“Protected Activity” Rejected by California Appellate Court Under Anti-SLAPP Statute

School District Officials’ and Board Members’ Actions at Issue

Digital Public Records
Authored Articles & Publications Jun 12, 2018

Digital Public Records

BB&K Attorney Christine Wood Discusses Record Retention Policies in PublicCEO

How a Court’s Decision that the President Can’t Block Twitter Users Impacts Public Officials
Legal Alerts Jun 12, 2018

How a Court’s Decision that the President Can’t Block Twitter Users Impacts Public Officials

First Amendment Issues and Social Media Accounts as Public Forums

Event Jun 7, 2018

Social Media Policies

IMLA Webinar

Isabel Safie and Jill Tremblay Return to 2018 So. Cal. Super Lawyers Rising Stars List
Press Releases Jun 7, 2018

Isabel Safie and Jill Tremblay Return to 2018 So. Cal. Super Lawyers Rising Stars List

The BB&K Attorneys Acknowledged Again for Practice Achievements

Event Jun 4, 2018

Fundamentals of Local Government

California Joint Powers Insurance Authority

Brent Collinson Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court Bar
BB&K In the News Jun 1, 2018

Brent Collinson Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court Bar

Attorney Recently Merged Firm with BB&K, Sierra Sun Reports

[WEBINAR] Public Records Act - Taming the Email Tiger
Videos May 23, 2018

[WEBINAR] Public Records Act - Taming the Email Tiger

BB&K Webinar

BB&K Webinar May 23, 2018

Public Records Act - Taming the Email Tiger

BB&K Free Webinar

Analysis: Calif. Attorney-Officials Must Heed AG's Ethics Warning
Authored Articles & Publications May 17, 2018

Analysis: Calif. Attorney-Officials Must Heed AG's Ethics Warning

BB&K's Gary Schons Writes in Law360 About Opinion on Ethics and Legal Conflicts for Attorneys as Elected Public Officials

Victoria Hester Earns Spot on Top 40 Under 40 List
Press Releases May 17, 2018

Victoria Hester Earns Spot on Top 40 Under 40 List

San Diego Daily Transcript Recognizes the Area’s Young Professionals

Event May 9, 2018

The ABCs of the CJP Webinar

California Judge’s Association

Appellate Court Rejects Challenges to Residential Development in Montebello
Client Successes May 2, 2018

Appellate Court Rejects Challenges to Residential Development in Montebello

BB&K Defends City from CEQA, Brown Act and Planning and Zoning Law Claims

Event Apr 27, 2018

2018 California Public Records and Open Meetings Conference

Public Law Section of the California Lawyer’s Association

Staff & Board: Defining Roles, Staying Inside the Lines
Authored Articles & Publications Apr 26, 2018

Staff & Board: Defining Roles, Staying Inside the Lines

Partners Ruben Duran and Christopher Pisano Write for PublicCEO

Private Attorney General Statute to Award Fees Used in a Reverse-PRA Dispute
Legal Alerts Apr 20, 2018

Private Attorney General Statute to Award Fees Used in a Reverse-PRA Dispute

Part III: Pasadena Police Officers Association v. City of Pasadena

An Appellate Court’s Observation May Have Effect on Reverse-PRA Actions
Legal Alerts Apr 19, 2018

An Appellate Court’s Observation May Have Effect on Reverse-PRA Actions

Part II: Pasadena Police Officers Association v. City of Pasadena

PRA Fee Award Narrowed to Cover the Issue of Scope of Redactions
Legal Alerts Apr 17, 2018

PRA Fee Award Narrowed to Cover the Issue of Scope of Redactions

Part I: Pasadena Police Officers Association v. City of Pasadena

District Attorneys Can Deputize City Attorneys to Prosecute Misdemeanors
Legal Alerts Apr 16, 2018

District Attorneys Can Deputize City Attorneys to Prosecute Misdemeanors

Appeals Court Decision Good for California Cities and Counties

Event Apr 6, 2018

City of Dysfunction Junction: How to Conduct an Effective and Respectful Planning Commission Meeting

LCC Planning Commisioners Academy

A District Attorney May Employ Outside Counsel on a Contingent Fee Basis
Legal Alerts Apr 5, 2018

A District Attorney May Employ Outside Counsel on a Contingent Fee Basis

Ninth Circuit Opinion in Unfair Competition Suit Seeking Civil Penalties

Jenkins & Hogin Joins Forces with Best Best & Krieger
Press Releases Apr 2, 2018

Jenkins & Hogin Joins Forces with Best Best & Krieger

Combination Creates Municipal Law Powerhouse Committed to Public Service

Top 5 Tips for Responding to a PRA Request (Hint: Communication is Key)
Authored Articles & Publications Mar 23, 2018

Top 5 Tips for Responding to a PRA Request (Hint: Communication is Key)

BB&K Attorney Jessica Lomakin Writes on Public Records Act Requests for PublicCEO

Event Mar 13, 2018

Required Ethics AB 1234 Compliance Training Webinar

Join BB&K Partner Michael Maurer for a CSDA webinar covering general ethics principals and AB 1234 compliance training.

BB&K Webinar Mar 6, 2018

What’s New in Environmental and Special Districts Law

BB&K Free Webinar Series

New Laws Part I: 2018 Brings Campaign, Election and Records Reforms
Authored Articles & Publications Feb 28, 2018

New Laws Part I: 2018 Brings Campaign, Election and Records Reforms

PublicCEO

Party-by-Party Analysis Adopted  for Anti-SLAPP Motions to Dismiss
Legal Alerts Feb 28, 2018

Party-by-Party Analysis Adopted for Anti-SLAPP Motions to Dismiss

California Court of Appeal Applies Anti-SLAPP Statute to Some Causes of Action and City Defendants

[WEBINAR] Who Does What? Defining Proper Roles for Staff and Elected Officials
Videos Feb 13, 2018

[WEBINAR] Who Does What? Defining Proper Roles for Staff and Elected Officials

BB&K Municipal, Environmental and Special Districts Law Webinar Series

BB&K Webinar Feb 13, 2018

Free Municipal Law Webinar Series from BB&K

Legal Issues that Matter Most to California Cities

Event Jan 22, 2018

LAFCO's Evolving Mission

CALAFCO University

Event Jan 19, 2018

How to Build and Maintain the Public’s Trust: Practical Ethics and the Law (AB 1234 Training)

New Mayors & Council Members Academy

Event Jan 18, 2018

Ethics in Community and Government Service

J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Federalist Society

2018 California Public Agency Laws – Part III
Legal Alerts Jan 11, 2018

2018 California Public Agency Laws – Part III

Cannabis, LAFCO Law and a Round Up of Other New Laws Impacting Public Agencies

2018 California Public Agency Laws – Part I
Legal Alerts Jan 9, 2018

2018 California Public Agency Laws – Part I

Elections, Public Records Act, Revenue and Conflicts of Interest

Five Attorneys Named to Partnership
Press Releases Jan 2, 2018

Five Attorneys Named to Partnership

BB&K Announces Promotions

First Amendment Rights of California Public Agencies Affirmed by Appellate Court
Legal Alerts Dec 11, 2017

First Amendment Rights of California Public Agencies Affirmed by Appellate Court

Anti-SLAPP Motion Successful in Dispute

Event Dec 5, 2017

Tips to Promote an Ethical and Transparent Culture

ILG Webinar

Government Actions are Not Protected Speech Under California Anti-SLAPP Law
Legal Alerts Dec 5, 2017

Government Actions are Not Protected Speech Under California Anti-SLAPP Law

Appellate Opinion Stems from Disputed Construction Permits

Controversial Palm Springs Development Gets Nod
BB&K In the News Dec 4, 2017

Controversial Palm Springs Development Gets Nod

BB&K Attorney Gary Schons Advises

Event Nov 14, 2017

Managing a Scarce Resource: Water

CLE International's Nevada Water Law Conference

Event Nov 8, 2017

Required Ethics AB1234 Compliance Training

California Special Districts Association Webinar

Local and National Best Law Firm Recognitions from U.S. News-Best Lawyers in America
Press Releases Nov 1, 2017

Local and National Best Law Firm Recognitions from U.S. News-Best Lawyers in America

BB&K Ranked for a Variety of Areas and Practices on 2018 List

Event Oct 31, 2017

Who Does What? Best Practices in Board/Staff Relations

MVCAC Fall Quarterly Meeting

Videos Sep 15, 2017

[VIDEO] The Ethics Advisor: Policymakers Aren’t Immune to Free Speech Pitfalls

By Ruben Duran

Event Sep 13-15, 2017

LCC Annual Conference

League of California Cities

Ban on Officers Discussing K9 Program Violated First Amendment
Legal Alerts Sep 11, 2017

Ban on Officers Discussing K9 Program Violated First Amendment

Ninth Circuit Decision on Nevada State Highway Patrol Prior Restraint Case

Automated License Plate Scans Data May Be Disclosed
Legal Alerts Aug 31, 2017

Automated License Plate Scans Data May Be Disclosed

California Supreme Court Finds Public Record Exemptions Do Not Apply

PRA Request Compliance May Not Shield from Attorney's Fees
Legal Alerts Aug 21, 2017

PRA Request Compliance May Not Shield from Attorney's Fees

California Appellate Court Orders City to Pay

Authored Articles & Publications Aug 2, 2017

Appellate Court Endorses FPPC’s “Reasonably Foreseeable” Test for PRA Conflicts Analysis

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Authored Articles & Publications Jul 26, 2017

Independent Contractors & Consultants Acting on Government Contracts May be Subject to Conflict of Interest Laws

By Gary W. Schons and Michael Maurer

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Public Records Practices After the San Jose Decision

League of California Cities Webinar

Event Jun 26, 2017

Crisis Mode: Practical Advice for Special District Leaders for Handling Board Disputes

CSDA's 2017 General Manager Leadership Summit

Event Jun 14, 2017

Local Government Response to Public Record Requests

Strafford Webinar

The People's Business: A Guide to the California Public Records Act
Authored Articles & Publications Jun 5, 2017

The People's Business: A Guide to the California Public Records Act

BB&K Attorneys Contributed to LCC Publication

Event May 19, 2017

The Public Records Act and Private Emails

The State Bar of California Public Law Section

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Videos May 9, 2017

Haviva Shane Video Bio

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Authored Articles & Publications Mar 27, 2017

San Jose PRA Decision: Q&A

By Gary W. Schons and HongDao Nguyen

Civil Discovery Act Applies to Public Records Act Proceedings, California Appellate Court Concludes
Legal Alerts Mar 9, 2017

Civil Discovery Act Applies to Public Records Act Proceedings, California Appellate Court Concludes

May Impose Increased Burdens on Public Agencies

[WEBINAR] Do You Know the Way from San Jose: The Public Records Act and Private Emails
Videos Mar 8, 2017

[WEBINAR] Do You Know the Way from San Jose: The Public Records Act and Private Emails

BB&K Webinar on California Supreme Court Decision

BB&K Event Mar 8, 2017

Do You Know the Way from San Jose: The Public Records Act and Private Emails

BB&K Webinar on California Supreme Court Decision

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BB&K In the News Mar 7, 2017

San Jacinto Getting New City Attorney

Press-Enterprise Reports on BB&K’s Michael Maurer’s Appointment

Authored Articles & Publications Mar 6, 2017

Is a Private Email a Public Record? Context Matters!

By Gary W. Schons

Authored Articles & Publications Mar 3, 2017

Officials’ Top 10 Things to Remember About Public Participation in Local Government

By Ruben Duran

E-Communications on Private Accounts May Be Subject to Disclosure Under the California Public Records Act
Legal Alerts Mar 2, 2017

E-Communications on Private Accounts May Be Subject to Disclosure Under the California Public Records Act

State Supreme Court Opinion Impacts Public Agencies

BB&K In the News Mar 1, 2017

BB&K Attorney Gary Schons to Advise Palm Springs on Alleged Corruption

Allegations Arose in Connection to the Former Mayor and a Development

Event Feb 28, 2017

Public Records Laws, Requests and Responses - What You Need to Know

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