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.
Declaring a fiscal emergency, and implementing appropriate remedial measures, may be an unfortunate reality for some local agencies in light of the COVID-19 epidemic.
President Trump’s April 28 executive order was widely reported as requiring meat plants to stay open, yet Dennis Aftergut, Renne Public Law Group, says the president does not have the authority to compel owners to operate plants they had closed because of Covid-19. The order merely delegates to the agriculture secretary the authority to encourage plants to follow federal guidelines and prioritize federal contracts.
Imran Dar, RPLG’s newest associate, has focused on the public sector since he was an undergraduate. After exploring legal fields ranging from campaign-finance law enforcement to Occupy Wall Street First Amendment cases in New York, Mr. Dar returned to his home state of California and joined the firm this April.