No matter what the type of organization, playing an active role in the political decision-making process and policy formation is no longer a luxury—it is an imperative.
In this episode of our Government Relations Podcast Series, Policy Directors Elizabeth Gore and Elizabeth Maier bring their broad knowledge of congressional issues from both sides of the aisle together for a discussion on what’s ahead after President Trump’s first 100 days in office. Brownstein Strategic Advisor Sen. Mark Begich moderates a discussion that covers the health care bill that just passed the House and Trump's use of ads, as well as budgetary concerns, job creation and infrastructure.
When it comes to making a difference in our community, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is all in! From our Karma Volunteer program to Lunch & Learn educational presentations to extensive pro bono and board service, giving back is, and always will be, part of our DNA. To download a PDF of the 2015 Community Impact Report, please click here.
Rob Saperstein's practice is focused on water law and policy issues, primarily representing public entity water suppliers.
Rob counsels and advocates in both transactional and litigation settings. He provides strategic and legal guidance on matters pending before local agencies, the California State Water Resources Control Board, various regional water quality control boards, the California Public Utilities Commission and state and federal courts.
Ronda Sandquist serves as a strategic advisor to clients on environmental, regulatory and legislative approaches for major projects and legal compliance. Ronda counsels owners and developers of major projects on environmental and natural resource permitting and regulatory compliance – the scope, magnitude and complexity of which often trigger federal environmental reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). She applies extensive knowledge of environmental frameworks and alternative compliance strategies throughout the project approval process.
Jonathan Sandler is in his element in front of a jury or a judge. An experienced trial litigator, he is a vigorous advocate for his clients’ interests who knows when and how to take a case to trial. Jonathan is well versed in complex commercial litigation and specializes in business, healthcare, real estate, negligence, fraud and employment matters.
With numerous jury and court trials completed throughout Southern California, he has litigated a wide range of matters. These matters include business disputes, consumer protection matters, water disputes, employment disputes, trade secret disputes, real estate disputes involving commercial properties, residential properties and neighboring properties, and health care disputes involving managed care liability, first- and third-party health service contract disputes, payor/provider contracting disputes involving statewide agreements, and ERISA and Medicare preemption.
Christine Samsel is a highly respected labor and employment attorney with a comprehensive, coast-to-coast practice. Christine advises employers on virtually every aspect of employment law, from advice and counseling, training and contract negotiation to litigation. She conducts due diligence for companies and investors with respect to labor and employment issues in corporate transactions and financial restructuring. Christine regularly negotiates and drafts high-level executive employment agreements and ancillary documents. She assists companies in establishing employment policies, conducting employee/management training, negotiating severance agreements, conducting internal investigations and audits, and implementing reductions in force.