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Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross and Leoni Law Firm Announces Hiring Michelle Rubalcava, Esq.

Sacramento, CA, December 5, 2017 – Michelle Rubalcava, Esq. has joined Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross and Leoni as senior counsel, working out of the firm’s Sacramento office effective December 1, it was announced today.

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Essential Ethics: Nielsen Merksamer to Provide Political and Election Law Briefing

On Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, Nielsen Merksamer will host another “Essential Ethics” briefing for government affairs reps, GCs, and compliance officers in Sacramento.

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Nielsen Merksamer’s Moffatt, Oneto and Palmer Recognized by Sacramento Magazine as “2017 Top Lawyers”

Nielsen Merksamer – one of the preeminent political law, government law and lobbying firms in the country – today announced that Sacramento Magazine honored John J. Moffatt, Kurt Oneto and Benjamin Palmer as “2017 Top Lawyers” for Legislative & Governmental Affairs.

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Steve Merksamer Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017

Nielsen Merksamer is pleased to announce that the publication The Best Lawyers in America© selected Steve Merksamer for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, an honor he has received every year since 2008.  Merksamer was chosen through an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluated their professional peers.

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Nielsen Merksamer Co-Chairs National Political Law Conference for 39th Consecutive Year

Nielsen Merksamer attorneys will again co-chair and serve as faculty for conference in Washington D.C. on “Corporate Political Activities 2017: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws” on September 7 and 8.

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Nielsen Merksamer Attorneys Recognized As 2017 Northern California Super Lawyers/Rising Stars

Nielsen Merksamer is pleased to announce that Steve Merksamer has been named a Northern California Super Lawyer and Chris Skinnell and Elli Abdoli were named Northern California Rising Stars for 2017.

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Nielsen Merksamer Publishes National Campaign Finance Compendium at Ethics Conference

Nielsen Merksamer participated in the 2016 Council on Governmental Ethics Laws (COGEL) conference, held this December in New Orleans, Louisiana. COGEL is the trade association of federal, state, local, and now international government ethics agencies.

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Nielsen Merksamer Files Amicus Brief Urging Supreme Court to Accept Major Indian Gaming Case

On November 23, Nielsen Merksamer litigators filed a brief on behalf of the California State Association of Counties and Amador County, California, asking the United States Supreme Court to grant certiorari in Citizens Against Reservation Shopping v. Jewell, #16-572.

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Art Scotland Named to the CCJSCA Hall of Fame

In November of 2016, Justice Arthur Scotland, of counsel at Nielsen Merksamer, was named to the Hall of Fame of the Council of Chief Judges of the State Courts of Appeal, in recognition of his “notable and extraordinary service” to the organization. He is one of only thirteen individuals to have been inducted into that body in the CCJSCA’s 36-year existence.

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Art Scotland Receives SacLEGAL’s Fourth Annual Founders’ Award

On November 10, Justice Arthur Scotland, of counsel at Nielsen Merksamer, received the Fourth Annual Founders’ Award from SacLEGAL, Sacramento’s LGBT bar association, comprised of attorneys, professionals and legislative advocates affiliated with the Sacramento County Bar Association.

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