Kevin Heneghan

Kevin R. Heneghan


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  • Kevin R. Heneghan

Kevin serves as the leader of Hanson Bridgett's Political & Election Law practice group.

Kevin specializes in advising business entities, candidates, elected officials, labor unions, trade associations, and independent expenditure committees on a wide range of campaign finance, lobbying, election, and governmental ethics law issues. He has served as campaign counsel for candidates for statewide office, several State Legislators, and numerous local elected officials in California. In addition, he has advised clients involved in initiatives and referenda at the state and local level and represented clients in enforcement actions before the Fair Political Practices Commission and the San Francisco, Oakland and San Diego Ethics Commissions.

Kevin recently served as legal counsel to San Francisco 2024, a nonprofit organization formed to bring the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games to San Francisco. He also assisted with the firm's representation of the America's Cup Event Authority in connection with the 34th America's Cup in 2013.

Kevin currently serves as President of the California Political Attorneys Association, a nonprofit association of attorneys whose practices involve the California Political Reform Act, the Federal Election Campaign Act, and other election and campaign laws, including initiative/referendum laws.


"Supreme Court Strikes Down Overall Limits on Federal Contributions," Political & Election Law Alert (April 2014)

"New Gift Rules Effective January 1, 2012," co-author, Public Agency Law Alert (December 2011)

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"Political Law in the Age of New Media," California Political Attorneys Association Retreat (2010)

"How Political Consultants Can Stay Out of Jail," American Association of Political Consultants Annual Conference (2010)

"Pre-election Litigation Pitfalls for Candidates and Consultants to Avoid," California Political Attorneys Association Retreat (2008)

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Professional Affiliations

California Political Attorneys Association, President

American Association of Political Consultants, Member

Public Policy Committee of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce


J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law (2000)

B.A., with honors, La Salle University (1996)

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San Francisco

415-995-5801 Direct Phone
415-995-3411 Fax

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