Renne Public Law Group (RPLG) congratulates Amy Ackerman on her promotion to Partner effective April 1. Amy joined RPLG as Of Counsel in the spring of 2020 and brought with her years of experience in local government, public health, juvenile and appellate law. She is passionate about public service.
During her two years at the firm, Amy has been able to tap into her extensive public agency experience. Amy is the Town Attorney for the Town of Corte Madera and its subsidiary Sanitation District, and serves as General Counsel to San Francisco’s Downtown Business Improvement District. In January 2022, the City Council of Belvedere appointed her as the City Attorney of Belvedere. Amy also serves as General Counsel for the County Probation Consortium Partnering for Youth Realignment, a nonprofit formed by 54 California county probation officers to collaborate on placement options for youth after state realignment.
“Amy has been instrumental in the professional growth of our staff and the overall success of our town. She is responsive to our needs and provides effective and creative solutions to complex issues,” said Corte Madera Town Manager Todd Cusimano. “Amy is compassionate and thoughtful in her approach and she does a great job empowering those around her to be leaders. I am proud to say Amy is the best City Attorney I have ever had the pleasure of working with.”
Before joining the firm, Amy worked as a Senior Deputy City Attorney for 16 years with the City and County of San Francisco, representing a wide variety of City agencies and departments. She also served as the Attorney’s Office first Director of Training where she developed a comprehensive training program for attorneys that included open government laws, including public records and public meeting laws, the drafting and negotiation of contracts, drafting legislation, municipal finance, preemption, and litigation skills. Representative cases included, Gillespie v. San Francisco Public Library Commission, which held that the library could hold closed sessions to nominate candidates for City Librarian and serving as amicus on behalf of fifty cities in the City of San Jose v. Superior Court on behalf of California counties in In re Elisa B.
“We are excited to announce Amy’s well-deserved promotion to Partner,” said Founding Partner Art Hartinger. “With Amy’s remarkable public service background, she has had a significant impact on the firm during her time at RPLG. As a Partner, RPLG will benefit from her leadership and dedication to her clients.”
An alumna of Stanford Law School and Brown University, Amy also served on the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women.
“I’m very excited to join the partnership at RPLG. I really enjoy working with such an experienced and dedicated group of lawyers and truly great clients. I look forward to growing this remarkable practice as a Partner.” said Amy.