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Practice Areas

Lobbying and Government Relations

Regulatory Advocacy

Legislative and Regulatory Law


J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, May 1992

B.A., Political Science - Public Service, University of California, Davis, June 1989

Bar Admittances

State Bar of California, 1992

U.S. District Court, Eastern and Northern Districts, 1993

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1993

U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, 1993


State Bar of California (member in good standing since 1992)

Reported Cases as Amicus Counsel

People v. General Motors

Santa Clara County Local Transportation Authority v. Guardino

Ford & Vlahos v. ITT Commercial Finance Corp.

Argued on behalf of amicus curiae on October 5, 1994 before the CA Supreme Court

City of San Diego v. US Gypsum

Argued on behalf of amicus curiae on August 3, 1994 before the Second DCA

Paramount Pictures Corp. v. Buchwald

People v. American Standard

Briggs v. Varian Associates

Work Cited (Sampling)

Amicus Curiae brief for NAM and U.S. Chamber of Commerce in U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit case of Cuno v. DaimlerChrysler

Congressional Research Service, State and Local Sales and Use Taxes and Internet Commerce, January 28, 2005

Practical Guide to Research and Development Tax Incentives, by Michael Rashkin

Walter Hellerstein, Commerce Clause Restraints on State Tax Incentives (1997)

Litigation and Tax Incentives After the Downfall of Ohio’s ITC, by Jennifer Carr and Cara Griffith

Stacey L. Wilson, Good Intentions, But Unintended Consequences: Expanding Virginia's Manufacturing Tax Exemption Under City of Winchester v. American Woodmark Corp., 41 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1133 (2000)

Muñoz, Ivan, Case Note, Has PAGA Met Its Final Match? Continued Expansion of California’s Private Attorneys General Act Leads to Trade Group’s Constitutional Challenge, 60 Santa Clara L. Rev. 397 (2020)

Law and Social Innovation: Lawyering in the Conceptual Age, Raymond H. Brescia. Albany Law Review Vol. 80.1

Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) Programs:

California Legislative Process Basics; California Bill Drafting Basics; California Rulemaking Process Basics; California Regulatory Advocacy Basics; California Budget Process Basics; California Statutory Interpretation Basics; California Executive Branch Basics; California Administrative Agencies Basics; California Legislative Process Basics; California Legislative Branch Basics; California Director Democracy Basics; California Local Government Basics; California Judicial Branch Basics; California Electoral System Basics; California Constitution and State Government Basics; California Legislative History Research Basics; California Private Attorneys General Act Basics

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