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California Adopts New Protections for Election Workers and Other Public Servants

The increasingly polarized political environment has taken a toll on election workers and other public servants. The California Legislature has noticed, recognizing in its most recent election legislation that 15 percent of the state’s election officials have retired since the 2020 election. In an ongoing effort to address this issue, Governor Newsom signed SB 1131 into law on September 26, 2022, establishing new protections for public officials from harassment, threats, and acts of violence. As an urgency statute, SB 1311 went into effect that same day.

November 8th, 2022|Firm News, News, Thought Leadership|

Executive Profile: Jake Whitaker on Keys to Successful Grant Writing

Renne Public Policy Group announced that Jake Whitaker has been promoted to Director of Grant Services, effective September 1. With a proven track record of bringing in millions of state and federal dollars for local public agencies, Jake’s unique ability to tell the story of public agencies and nonprofits consistently produces successful, highly competitive grant applications. In this interview, Jake discusses his approach, the firm’s philosophy, and his vision for the future.

September 15th, 2022|Firm News, News|

Renne Public Management Group Welcomes Alameda County Leader Wendy Sommer

Renne Public Management Group (RPMG), a division of Renne Public Law Group, is pleased to announce that sustainability expert Wendy Sommer has joined RPMG as a Consultant.

September 2nd, 2022|Firm News, New Hires and Promotions, News|

Renne Public Law Group Files a Federal Lawsuit to Stop the Wrongful Eviction of Residents at Laguna Honda Hospital

Renne Public Law Group announces that it has filed a federal lawsuit to stop the State and Federal Government’s action to force the relocation of nearly 700 residents at San Francisco’s Laguna Honda Hospital.

August 4th, 2022|Cases, Firm News, News|

Multiple RPLG Attorneys Set to Present at CSDA Annual Conference

Renne Public Law Group (RPLG) Partner Jenica Maldonado and Associates Michael Cohen and Jake Freitas will present at the California Special Districts Association (CSDA) Annual Conference this August in Palm Desert. 

July 26th, 2022|Firm News, News, Presentations|

2022 Renne Public Law Group Fellowship Cultivates Mentorship, Research

RPLG’s fellowship program was held remotely June 13-24. Each day, fellows engaged with municipal law experts, learning about contemporary local government topics and challenges facing communities. Presenters and panelists shared insights with the fellows regarding best practices and solutions for addressing issues through public law. 

June 30th, 2022|Firm News, News|

RPLG Partners Art Hartinger and Jenica Maldonado Named Top Labor and Employment Lawyers by the Daily Journal

Renne Public Law Group (RPLG) Partners Art Hartinger and Jenica Maldonado have been selected by the Daily Journal as 2022 Top Labor and Employment Lawyers in California, in recognition of their deep experience representing public and private clients in complex litigation and advice matters pertaining to labor and employment issues.

June 30th, 2022|Firm News, News|
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