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.
Partner Art Hartinger, along with Senior Associates Ryan McGinley-Stempel and Ian Long, helped deliver two summary judgments for the Counties of San Joaquin and Orange this fall that will save the government entities millions of dollars in retiree pension dues.
Filed by the school district in federal court on Dec. 16, the 82-page lawsuit claims that the e-cigarette manufacturer uses unethical marketing tactics that target underage users, promoting use some say has reached epidemic proportions. Read more...
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District is suing the nation’s largest e-cigarette maker, Juul Labs, Inc., alleging the San Francisco-based company’s marketing strategy deceptively targeted its minor students, in violation of federal racketeering laws. Read [...]