Founded by partners Louise Renne, Jon Holtzman, Art Hartinger, and Teresa Stricker
RPLG practices throughout California, advising and advocating for public agencies, nonprofit entities, individuals and private entities in need of effective, responsive and creative legal solutions.
We are proud to have former San Francisco City Attorney Louise Renne lead us forward as Chairperson.
RPLG is devoted to the principle that representing government is in the public interest.
Our lawyers provide the tools to strengthen and preserve public services. We empower policy makers to further their policy objectives while minimizing legal risks. Although we are a “private” firm, we work seamlessly with our clients to form
a collaborative team with in-house staff to identify workable solutions to complex problems, develop strategy and implement solutions, whether the path is at the bargaining table, city council chambers, the courtroom, or the ballot box.
Dane Hutchings, RPPG’s Director of Government Affairs, was at “ground zero” in Sacramento leading the SB 266 legislative efforts on behalf of local public agencies. This was a terrible piece of legislation and we are very pleased to have been part of local government’s response. We recently had an opportunity to speak with Dane about it and wanted to share the conversation.
RPLG Founding Partner Louise Renne has been appointed to serve as Co-Negotiation Class Counsel on multidistrict litigation for In Re: National Prescription Opiate Litigation. This lawsuit seeks to recover money for tens of thousands of local governments from opiate manufacturers, distributors and others to combat the opioid crisis.
Assembly Bill 5, the measure that targets the “gig economy,” has been one of the most contentious measures of the 2019 legislative session. Renne Public Policy Group's Dane Hutchings provides insight from Sacramento on the bill's passage and related lobbying efforts.