Andrew Shen

Senior Counsel

ABOUT ANDREW SHEN

Andrew Shen joins RPLG as Senior Counsel in October 2022, after 15 years of experience in the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office. At the City Attorney’s Office, he served as the City’s Chief Ethics and Elections Counsel.

His practice includes general government advice, public meeting and records compliance, constitutional law, as well as a deep understanding of California ethics and elections law. He also has experience in land use, with a background in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the Subdivision Map Act. Andrew also provides expertise on legal ethics and served as a member of the California State Bar’s Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct in 2011-13.

At the City Attorney’s Office, Andrew’s primary clients included the Ethics Commission, Department of Elections, Elections Commission, Ballot Simplification Committee, and Redistricting Task Force. He also routinely advised the Mayor’s Office, Board of Supervisors, commissioners, department heads, and other City staff on legislation, conflicts of interest, election law, and ethics compliance. Andrew also served on City Attorney’s Office’s Racial Equity Task Force in 2020-22.

Before joining the City Attorney’s Office, Andrew was a litigation associate at Keker & Van Nest LLP and a law clerk to the Hon. William J. Rea, Senior District Court Judge for the Central District of California.

University of California, Berkeley, JD

Stanford University, BA

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