Learn more about our 2020 Public Law Fellowship.
Videos from our speaker series will be posted in the coming weeks.
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.
Alameda County Deputy Sheriff’s Assn. v. Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Assn.: The California Supreme Court Limits the Scope of the So-Called California Rule Governing Vested Pension Rights But Remains Cagey On When The Rule Will Apply In the Future
On July 30, 2020, the California Supreme Court limited the California Rule in a variety of helpful ways, but ultimately found that the case did not present an opportunity to “revisit” the California Rule itself. We could be waiting a long time for a case that brings further clarity about the continuing vitality and scope of the California Rule.
On July 30, 2020, the California Supreme Court gave good government a win when it upheld the state law that outlawed forms of pension “spiking.”
RPLG Founding Partner Art Hartinger and Partner Linda Ross were named among the Daily Journal’s Top Labor & Employment Lawyers of 2020.