Brian Schnarr

Brendan G. Adams


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Brendan specializes in representing transportation and water agencies, cities, special districts, and joint powers authorities. He assists these agencies with contracts, procurements, the California Public Records Act, the Brown Act, government ethics, and other areas of law.

Brendan is involved in all phases of the public procurement process, assisting agencies to meet their operational needs. He reviews solicitations and ensures that his clients comply with local, state, and federal procurement requirements. He has experience with federally-assisted and other complex procurements for a wide range of goods and services, including multi-phase infrastructure contracts and rolling stock acquisitions.

Brendan has previous experience as a Labor Relations Representative for the LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and a high school teacher through Teach for America.


"California Indoor Mask Mandate Update," Government Law Alert (February 2022)

"New Legislation Addresses Brown Act Teleconferencing Requirements," Government Law Alert (September 2021)

"California Legislature Takes Aim at Brown Act Teleconferencing Requirements," Government Law Alert (September 2021)

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"Homeless Encampments and the Law," Bay Area Council (May 2022)

“Navigating New Laws and Protocols Around Public Meetings: The Brown Act and Other Considerations,” Institute for Local Government, webinar (January 2022)

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Professional Affiliations

Municipal Management Association of Northern California

Academic Distinction

Managing Editor, Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law


J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law (2020)

B.A., Ohio State University (2012)

Admissions And Courts


San Francisco

415-995-6490 Direct Phone
415-541-9366 Fax

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