Our government group is comprised largely of attorneys drawn from the ranks of government. We understand the language and the pulse of government and politics. We know that the art of negotiation is the life blood of political decision-making. And, we understand that litigation must be a last resort in dealing with government agencies and officials.
Our government relations practice is comprised largely of attorneys drawn from the ranks of government. We understand the language and the pulse of government - and of politics. We help organizations navigate the convoluted maze of policies and regulations that frequently stand between businesses and their goals. We have a deep knowledge of governmental law, we understand the dynamic of government agencies, and we have earned their trust.
We are committed to fostering the highest standards of professional ethics in California's public institutions. We believe the best way to achieve this mission is to work with public servants to increase their sensitivity to ethical issues. Our services that include training programs to help our clients steer clear of problems before they become front page headlines.
When a company or public agency seeks to prevent ethical dilemmas or to resolve crises that arise, our seasoned advisors know what to do. With deep expertise in representing public agencies and direct experience serving in elected office, our government ethics attorneys are ready to help clients lead with integrity.
Political and Election Law
Hanson Bridgett provides a "one-stop shop" for individuals and organizations in the political arena. We serve as advisors and advocates to candidates and organizations on a full range of campaign-related legal issues. We represent proponents and opponents of ballot measures at the state and local levels, including drafting initiatives and litigating pre- and post-election challenges. We advocate for our clients with regard to legislation, and we assist in regulatory proceedings. From pension reform to high-speed rail, from local sales taxes to federal infrastructure investments, we are subject matter experts in all aspects of government and electorate decision making at the local, state and federal levels.